Progress on the road to better medical care for transgender patients [article]
There’s a new paper out this month from Joshua Safer, Director of Endocrinology at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), aimed at spreading clinical awareness about trans health issues. From the abstract:
In order to improve transgender individuals’ access to healthcare, primary care physicians and specialists alike should be knowledgeable about transgender medicine. This review is intended to provide concise transgender hormone treatment guidelines.
According to a BUMC press release, Safer “is working to develop comprehensive transgender medicine training curricula for medical students, physician trainees, teaching physicians and other health care professionals,” and he has recently piloted a transgender-focused curriculum at the school.
This is definitely a welcome and needed push towards trans health awareness. Hopefully, Safer’s efforts will bear fruit.