There is an increasing number of youth seeking medical care for gender dysphoria but very little pediatrician knowledge on the subject. Provider training may be a helpful way to improve health outcomes for these patients.
A new case study this week in the journal LGBT Health explores the story of a trans-feminine youth identified as BRCA1+ at the onset of hormone therapy. Little is known about best practices for BRCA1+ trans youth, even though many physical and hormonal considerations exist. This case presents an emotional and personal justification for the visibility of trans lives in research and care recommendations.