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Tips on LGBTQ Terminology
According to Dr. Keshav Khanijow, a hospitalist and an instructor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore: “Research has shown that using appropriate pronouns and terminology with transgender youth can be lifesaving. And I would posit that using appropriate pronouns and terminology for all LGBTQ people helps to build and foster trust with a medical provider, and that ultimately saves lives. It’s not the patient’s job to teach us while they’re battling illness. Rather, the onus is on us to learn it.”
All Specialties April 20th 2022
FDA to Make Isotretinoin Prescribing Gender Neutral
For patients being prescribed isotretinoin, there used to be three risk categories: women of reproductive potential, women not of reproductive potential, and males. The new risk classifications are two: those who can become pregnant and those who cannot. This change was based on stakeholder feedback that gender-specific language can be a barrier to access for patients who do not identify with the previous gender-specific patient categories.
Dermatology November 30th 2021
A Dozen Eggs
A discussion between an oncologist and a patient, Evelyn, a transgender woman with prostate cancer who was able to change the doctor’s binary view of gender thanks to a candid conversation and the help from a dozen eggs – brown and blue.
Oncology, Medical August 31st 2021