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Caring for transgender patients

Abebe, Alyssa MPAS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: June 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 6 - p 49–53
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000483098.74017.82
Review Article

ABSTRACT Clinicians need a better understanding of transgender populations and a systematic approach to treating transgender patients medically and psychologically while managing any potential judgment or bias. This article explains key concepts, describes transgender patient health concerns, and discusses how to perform a comprehensive history.

Alyssa Abebe is an assistant professor in the PA program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and practices at the University of Pittsburgh's HIV research clinic. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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