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Gender pronouns in EMR preferred by many gender nonconforming teens

Key clinical point: Physicians should ask transgender and gender nonconforming youth their preferred name and pronouns and whether they want it included in the EMR.

Major finding: 79% of transgender and gender nonconforming youth want their preferred name and pronouns in their EMR.

Study details: The findings are based on a survey of 204 transgender youths, aged 12-26 years, at a specialty gender clinic.

Disclosures: The research was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. The authors had no industry disclosures.

Citation:

Sequeira GM et al. JAMA Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 23. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6071.