Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

New Position Statement on Transgender Health

Endocrine Society web site; 2017 Sep 13

The Endocrine Society has released a position statement on transgender health. The statement notes the increase in societal awareness of transgender individuals, along with evidence-based and data-driven protocols. Thus, a framework for providing care is emerging, pointing to the need for policy changes. Among the positions outlined:

  • There is a durable biological underpinning to gender identity that should be considered in policy determinations.
  • Medical intervention for transgender individuals is effective, relatively safe, and has been established as the standard of care. Federal and private insurers should cover these interventions, as well as appropriate screenings.
  • Increased funding for national research programs is needed to close the gaps in knowledge regarding transgender medical care and should be made a priority.

Citation:

Transgender health: An Endocrine Society position statement. Endocrine Society web site. http://www.endocrine.org/advocacy/priorities-and-positions/transgender-h.... Updated September 13, 2017. Accessed October 4, 2017.

This Week's Must Reads

Glucose Predicts Mortality in Surgical Patients , Diabetes Care; ePub 2018 Feb 13; van den Boom, et al

These Limb-Specific Factors Predict Amputation, Diabetes Care; ePub 2018 Feb 8; Boyko, et al

Adiposity’s Impact in Mexican-Americans Studied , Obesity; ePub 2018 Feb 10; Black, Shu, Wu, et al

Mortality Is Rising in These People with Diabetes , Diabetes Care; ePub 2018, Feb 7; Kramer, et al

T2D Continuous Care Model Compared to Usual Care, Diabetes Ther; ePub 2018 Feb 7; Hallberg, et al

Must Reads in Clinical Guidelines

Weight-Loss Efforts in Endometrial Ca Survivors, Cochrane; 2018 Feb 1; Kitson, Ryan, et al

Cochrane on Weight Programs and School Performance , Cochrane; 2018 Jan 29; Martin, Booth, Laird, et al

Cochrane on Diet/Exercise Role in Preventing GDM, Cochrane, 2017 Nov 12; Shepherd, Gomersal, et al

Cochrane on Insulin vs Oral Meds for GDM, Cochrane; 2017 Nov 5; Brown, Grzeskowiak, et al