Care of the Transgender Patient with a Pulmonary Complaint
Individuals who identify with a gender not typically associated with their sex assigned at birth are a growing population worldwide. Guidelines to help healthcare providers navigate the care of gender minorities (GMs) are often aimed at primary care providers and may be too general for subspecialists. Pulmonologists may see GM individuals for a variety of reasons, and no reference exists that contains relevant information about GM-specific care, including unique conditions to consider. A systematic review was completed to identify unique characteristics in caring for GM patients with a pulmonary complaint.
Pulmonologists, critical care specialists, translational researchers, and clinicians
At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Identify gender minority individuals in their practice and the potential healthcare disparities they experience.
- Describe the increased prevalence of and potential causative factors of lung diseases within the transgender patient population.
- Identify gender-affirming medical treatments individuals may use and potential pulmonary complications.
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Article Authorship Disclosures (as submitted to the ATS prior to article publication date)
Grant A. Turner, M.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.
N. Jean Amoura, M.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.
Heather M. Strah, M.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships..
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