Author: Kasey Champion, MD
- Transgender populations are frequent victims of discrimination in healthcare.
- Ask transgender patients what their preferred pronoun is.
- It is sometimes important to ask about transition status (i.e. on hormones, surgery).
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Summary by Travis Barlock, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD