Call for Nominations: Sex and Gender Identification and Implications for Disability Evaluation
Submit nominations by February 10, 2023 (study will be carried out by a committee of ~15 volunteer experts)
This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on Sex and Gender Identification and Implications for Disability Evaluation will review the current state of medical knowledge and practice regarding sex identification and sex-specific medical evaluation, focusing on determining the latest standards of care, treatment modalities, and science regarding an individual's medical status during and post gender affirming therapy, treatment, or care and measurement of the resulting physiological changes. Learn more
JGLMH Resident Paper Award 2022
Deadline for Consideration: March 1, 2022
The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health (JGLMH), the official journal of AGLP seeks outstanding resident papers on LGBTQ+ mental health; these can be original research papers, case series and detailed case reports, or review articles. The award includes $500, publication in JGLMH, and assistance with travel to the AGLP annual meeting to present the resident's work. Entries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Medical Association Foundation National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program
This unique program for eligible US medical schools is designed to address health care inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals by increasing the number of culturally competent LGBTQ+ affirming specialists and further integrating LGBTQ+ health care curriculum in medical education. The first grant will be announced in June 2021. See AMA grant for more information.
Endocrine Societies Voice Opposition to Bills Banning Gender-Affirming Care
January 28, 2021
Two endocrine societies have condemned the legislative attempts of 17 states in the last three years to criminalize gender-affirming therapies. In December 2020, the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society released a joint policy perspective, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, affirming the need for evidence-based policies that include provider input. See: Healio
Healthy People 2030 LGBT Objectives
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people experience many specific health-related challenges and disparities. Collecting population-level data is key to meeting the needs of LGBT people, but not all state and national surveys include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Adding these types of questions to surveys can help inform effective health promotion strategies for LGBT people. Healthy People 2030 focuses on collecting data on LGBT health issues and improving the health of LGBT adolescents in particular.