Education

Pediatricians and Gender Dysphoric Youth

Pediatricians and Gender Dysphoric Youth

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.

Resource: Taking Comprehensive Sexual Health Histories for STD Awareness Month

Resource: Taking Comprehensive Sexual Health Histories for STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month and the 2018 theme is “Treat Me Right,” which focuses on the relationship between healthcare providers and patients. The CDC has a variety of resources for providers, including a comprehensive guide to taking sexual histories that includes information about LGBTQ patients.

LGBT Content in Health Assessment Textbooks

LGBT Content in Health Assessment Textbooks

A new study evaluated nursing textbooks for LGBT inclusivity and found very little relevant content, especially content that demonstrated deeper understanding of LGBT health concerns. Textbook content is important in guiding discussions and promoting inclusivity, and providers would benefit from improvements in training and education around LGBT-specific issues.