LGBT Policy

JUST RELEASED: Announcement of Primary Care Protocols for Transgender Patients

by Emilia Dunham

Reporting from the National Transgender Health Summit in San Francisco


There were some amazing protocols released today at the Summit which you’ll definitely want to review and show.

What did the Project Plan involve? Literature review and gap analysis, draft protocol, review meetings, core protocol, backgrounders & FAQS and ongoing development. Thrillingly, they are have reached the 4th plan which is releasing the core protocol.

One of the major aspects they are suggesting is to intake forms for gender:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Transgender Male/Transman
  • Transgender Female/Transwoman
  • Genderqueer
  • Additional Sex or Gender: Please specifcy
  • Unknown or Question Not Asked
  • Decline to State

This protocol covers: cancer, cardiovascular, vaccinations, sexual health, pulmonary screening, diabetes, musculoskeletal health, mental health, substance use. There is also a section on hormone administration involving consent and both male-to-female and female-to-male hormone use as well as surgical options. Special considerations for children/youth and aging

There were several suggestions listed for Best Practices on:

  • Sex-Segregated systems
  • Identity documents
  • Insurance problems
  • Electronic Medicaton Records (EMR)

This Protocol is all listed on their website:

Precursors of this protocol were at many LGBT Centers, including Fenway Health.

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