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Lucía Campos-Muñoz, Diego López-De Lara, Marina L Rodríguez-Rojo, Alberto Conde-Taboada, Eduardo López-Bran
We describe the difficulties of treating acne in a series of female-to-male transgender adolescents, including concerns about potential hepatotoxicity with concomitant use of testosterone with isotretinoin or tetracyclines. Acne is a foreseeable adverse effect of testosterone treatment in transgender adolescents, so monitoring for acne is advised. The treatment of acne in transgender adolescents is important given that severe acne and transgenderism are associated with higher rates of depression and suicide...
March 25, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
Waleed M Sweileh
BACKGROUND: Transgender community is marginalized and under-researched. Analysis of peer-reviewed literature in transgender health is needed to better understand health needs and human rights of transgender people. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze global research activity in transgender health published in peer-reviewed journals. METHODS: Peer-reviewed documents in transgender health were retrieved using Scopus database. VOSviewer was used to map frequently encountered author keywords while ArcGIS 10...
March 21, 2018: BMC International Health and Human Rights
Alexandria E McGlone
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November 4, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Sima Barmania, Syed Mohamed Aljunid
BACKGROUND: Globally, one of the key groups considered to be at high risk of acquiring HIV are transgender women, often a marginalised group. In the Malaysian context there has been a scarcity of published research relating to transgender women, a sensitive issue in a Muslim majority country, where Islam plays an influential role in society. Furthermore, there has been a paucity of research relating to how such issues relate to HIV prevention in transgender women in Malaysia. Thus, the aim of this study is to explore the attitudes of stakeholders involved in HIV prevention policy in Malaysia towards transgender women, given the Islamic context...
October 18, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
Michael A Marsman
While transgenderism as a cultural phenomenon seems to be based on a collective taste for the sensational, its emergence represents a collective shift towards a new or more differentiated way of experiencing and expressing sex and gender, a movement of world soul. This paper attempts to explore that emergence from a Jungian perspective. The paper utilizes clinical examples which illustrate how dissociated aspects of the personality are seeking assimilation and expression in order to move the personality towards greater wholeness...
November 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
Bianca M Soll, Rebeca Robles-García, Angelo Brandelli-Costa, Daniel Mori, Andressa Mueller, Anna M Vaitses-Fontanari, Dhiordan Cardoso-da-Silva, Karine Schwarz, Maiko Abel-Schneider, Alexandre Saadeh, Maria-Inês-Rodrigues Lobato
OBJECTIVE: To compare the presence of criteria listed in the DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic manuals in a Brazilian sample of transgender persons seeking health services specifically for physical transition. METHODS: This multicenter cross-sectional study included a sample of 103 subjects who sought services for gender identity disorder in two main reference centers in Brazil. The method involved a structured interview encompassing the diagnostic criteria in the two manuals...
October 2, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Wesley J Hill, Michael A Shapiro
Once considered pathological, transgenderism is now accepted as a variant of normal sexuality. As society has become more accepting of transgenderism, increasing numbers of transgender patients have begun to seek psychiatric care, and younger populations are embracing their gender differences. There is a paucity of literature on how best to serve transgender youth in psychiatric inpatient units. In this article, we share our experience and discuss the need for practical guidelines to help the inpatient psychiatrist navigate key topics related to this population...
July 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Marleen A van Amsterdam, Sander van Assen, Herman G Sprenger, Kasper R Wilting, Ymkje Stienstra, Wouter F W Bierman
BACKGROUND: Routine physical examinations might be of value in HIV-infected patients, but the yield is unknown. We determined the diagnoses that would have been missed without performing annual routine physical examinations in HIV-infected patients with stable disease. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of 299 HIV-1-infected patients with CD4 count >350 cells/mm3 if not using combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), or CD4 count >100 cells/mm3 and undetectable viral load if using cART...
2017: PloS One
Şahika Yüksel, Banu Aslantaş Ertekin, Mine Öztürk, Pervin Sevda Bikmaz, Zerrin Oğlağu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine whether adolescence of transgender individuals is characterized by a high risk of suicide. METHODS: In total, 141 participants with transgenderism were questioned using a semi-structured interview to determine whether participants had current suicidal thoughts, had a lifetime history of such thoughts, or had attempted suicide. These findings were cross-referenced to the participants' sociodemographic characteristics, and information about their families' general attitudes toward sexuality, gender identity, and commitment to religious views...
March 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
C Watts, P Watts, E Collier, R Ashmore
WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: The experiences of transgender people are becoming increasingly more visible in popular culture, biographical literature and the media. The topic has received little attention within the psychiatric and mental health nursing literature. There is a paucity of literature exploring the impact on relationships following a disclosure of transgenderism. WHAT DOES THIS PAPER ADD TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: A narrative account of the consequences for the wife of one transwoman and their relationships with friends and family following the disclosure of transgenderism...
June 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Albert Joseph, Charlotte Cliffe, Miriam Hillyard, Azeem Majeed
In this review, we introduce the topic of transgender medicine, aimed at the non-specialist clinician working in the UK. Appropriate terminology is provided alongside practical advice on how to appropriately care for transgender people. We offer a brief theoretical discussion on transgenderism and consider how it relates to broader understandings of both gender and disease. In respect to epidemiology, while it is difficult to assess the exact size of the transgender population in the UK, population surveys suggest a prevalence of between 0...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Heino F L Meyer-Bahlburg
As a side effect of globalization, the ideological and religious heterogeneity of many local populations is increasing. This trend is particularly noticeable at tertiary-care medical centers serving patients with rare conditions such as somatic intersexuality or gender dysphoria and transgenderism (both with and without somatic intersexuality). This special section is designed to familiarize clinicians and researchers with culture-associated gender bias and stigma that may influence attitudes to individuals with somatic or behavioral gender atypicalities...
February 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Shane D Morrison, Krishna S Vyas, Saba Motakef, Katherine M Gast, Michael T Chung, Vania Rashidi, Thomas Satterwhite, William Kuzon, Paul S Cederna
BACKGROUND: Facial feminization surgery encompasses a broad range of craniomaxillofacial surgical procedures designed to change masculine facial features into feminine features. The surgical principles of facial feminization surgery can be applied to male-to-female transsexuals and anyone desiring feminization of the face. Although the prevalence of these procedures is difficult to quantify, because of the rising prevalence of transgenderism (approximately one in 14,000 men) along with improved insurance coverage for gender-confirming surgery, surgeons versed in techniques, outcomes, and challenges of facial feminization surgery are needed...
June 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
R Lucas Platero, Esther Ortega-Arjonilla
What made current Spanish feminism shift toward transfeminism? Based on in-depth interviews and literature reviews, we explore what factors facilitated the participation of trans* women in Spanish feminism. Tracing the history through relevant events such as the National Feminist Conferences, it becomes clear that trans* women participated in the 1993, 2000, and 2009 conferences, posing relevant issues regarding prostitution, transgenderism, and the political subject of feminism. Our research allows a break with global oppositional narratives, in which these movements are in conflict, and highlights the importance of understanding the vernacular nuances that take place in a particular geopolitical context...
2016: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Sarah M Peitzmeier, Rob Stephenson, Altanchimeg Delegchoimbol, Myagmardorj Dorjgotov, Stefan Baral
With the growing realisation that sexual violence poses pressing health and human rights concerns for men who have sex with men (MSM) and individuals on the trans-feminine spectrum, research has focused on the context in which sexual violence takes place. Rape myths and other perceptions of sexual violence affect the prevalence of perpetration and the availability of services and support for survivors. Little research has been conducted on rape myths among sexual and gender minority groups, especially in low- and middle-income countries...
December 8, 2015: Global Public Health
Stephen M Rosenthal
Compelling studies have demonstrated that "gender identity"--a person's inner sense of self as male, female, or occasionally a category other than male or female--is not simply a psychosocial construct, but likely reflects a complex interplay of biological, environmental, and cultural factors. An increasing number of preadolescents and adolescents, identifying as "transgender" (a transient or persistent identification with a gender different from their "natal gender"--ie, the gender that is assumed based on the physical sex characteristics present at birth), are seeking medical services to enable the development of physical characteristics consistent with their affirmed gender...
December 2014: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Sean Roerink, Diane Marsman, Arianne van Bon, Romana Netea-Maier
We present a case of a 46-year-old transgender male who, during his female-to-male transition, presented with a pituitary apoplexy at the emergency department of a general hospital in the Netherlands. During admission, it turned out that he also suffered from acromegaly due to a growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma for which he was successfully treated at our university hospital. Previously, his complaints typical of acromegaly were dismissed as attributable to the gender transition. Without the apoplexy, the disease probably would have remained masked by the history of transgenderism for a much longer period of time...
August 2014: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Karen E Lovaas, Lina Baroudi, S M Collins
SUMMARY Although a growing body of work addresses heterosexism and homophobia in the classroom context, the majority of this literature neglects trans identities and issues. For various reasons, trans existence currently poses particular challenges to many college students and professors. Foremost among these are traditional assumptions about sex, gender, and sexual identities as stable, essential, binary entities, notions that are often grounded in scientific, religious, and political ideologies. In this essay, we first review various conceptualizations of transgenderism and explore the advantages of applying queer theory and critical pedagogical strategies to this subject...
October 2002: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Marieke van Eijk
Health care institutions are often severely criticized for regulating the lives of individuals who deviate from socially sanctioned norms. In teaching people where they fit in the conventional scheme of things, institutions often reproduce socially dominant ideologies of normality, health, and self. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted at a university-based gender identity clinic in the United States, I demonstrate that while some institutions adopt dominant cultural frameworks, others critically assess these...
2014: Medical Anthropology
Guy TʼSjoen, Eva Van Caenegem, Katrien Wierckx
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The development of new reproductive medicine techniques creates opportunities for preserving fertility in transgender persons. Before, losing fertility was accepted as the price to pay for transitioning. RECENT FINDINGS: The desire for children is present in many trans persons, as in the general population. Ethical concerns are sometimes raised against the preservation of fertility; however, the only unique aspect of this group is the gender transition of one of the parents...
December 2013: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
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