Transgender Healthcare Demands Multispecialty Care
Bruce Jenner's Story Sparks Interest in Gender Issues
Wylie Hembree, MD, Christine Wiebe
Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health
May 08, 2015
What Does It Mean to Be "Transgender"?
Editor's Note: Bruce Jenner's recent declaration that he thinks of himself as a woman was puzzling for many people, whether they formerly knew him as an Olympic athlete or as the father on a reality TV show. But for clinicians who routinely treat transgender patients, his story was not that unusual.
The underlying issues of being transgender are much better understood by clinicians today than a few decades ago, but that understanding continues to evolve. Medscape recently discussed those issues with Wylie Hembree, MD, who helped write the first clinical practice guidelines on transgender treatment, issued by the Endocrine Society in 2009. He has been treating transgender patients for more than 20 years.
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