Articles related to LGBTQIA+ MEDICINE
Journal of the American Dental Assocation (JADA)
Barriers to Oral Health Care for Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Populations
In this study, of the 118 transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) patients, one-third of participants reported misgendering (being addressed in the dental environment using the wrong name and pronouns). Although refusal of oral health care was uncommon in our sample of TGNB participants, more than half believed that their regular source of oral health care was unable to provide gender-appropriate care. Avoidance owing to gender identity was found to be substantially related to self-reported unsatisfactory dental health. Gender insensitivity, awkward interactions, avoidance of care, and a lack of gender-affirming practitioners were all common themes un participants’ oral health care experiences.
Dentistry May 15th 2023
Caring for Young People with Gender Dysphoria
All agree that the well-being of the patient is paramount. But how to find that in the midst of so much hostility and criticism? When the evidence base is weak or disputed, other factors must be weighed, such as how invasive is the recommended intervention.
Internal Medicine March 22nd 2023
Gender Dysphoria in Young People is Rising—and So is Professional Disagreement
The question of whether, when, and how children and adolescents with gender dysphoria should be treated medically or surgically is contentious. Gender dysphoria in the United States is being treated with “gender affirming care,” which may include gonadotrophin releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa) to suppress puberty, oestrogen or testosterone to promote secondary sex characteristics, and surgical removal or augmentation of breasts, genitals, or other physical features. At the same time, several European countries have issued guidelines limiting medical intervention in minors and emphasizing psychological care. There is little doubt in the medical community that children in distress require care, but there are concerns about the rapid widespread adoption of interventions and calls for rigorous scientific review from all corners.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism March 7th 2023
Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR)
Sunlenca Approved for Patients with Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1 Infection
Sunlenca (lenacapavir), which comes in 300 mg tablets and a 463.5 mg/1.5 mL injection, provides doctors with a long-needed twice-yearly option for patients with complicated past treatment histories who would otherwise have few treatment options.
Allergy & Immunology January 11th 2023
The American Journal of Psychiatry
2022 Articles of Importance and Impact
The American Journal of Psychiatry presents this review of the most compelling articles that were covered in 2022: The Molecular and Cellular Alterations That Underpin Psychiatric Illnesses Shared and Distinct Neurobiological Mechanisms of PTSD Cognitive Deficits in Long-Term Cannabis Users Longitudinal Outcomes of Duration of Untreated Psychosis Accelerating TMS in the Treatment of Depression Infant Brain Development, Fragile X Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Combining Computational Modeling and Postmortem Human Brain Studies to Uncover Synaptic Variability Contributions to Cortical Gamma Oscillation From the AJP Residents’ Journal: Identity and Stigma
Psychiatry January 10th 2023
IDWeek 2022 Study Bites: What’s New in HIV Antiretroviral Therapy
A trio of posters look at clinical effectiveness fostemsavir for multidrug-resistant patients, real-world efficacy of the dolutegravir/lamivudine combination as a switch strategy, and a newer drug in the pipeline, islatravir prodrug BRII-732.
Internal Medicine December 7th 2022