US issues it first gender-neutral passport
October 28, 2021
New York Times
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Intersex Advocacy Leads to Change
On October 26, 2021 —Intersex Awareness Day, NBC News
A story on the movement by intersex advocates to end nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and youth. NBC writes that after years of pressure from intersex leaders, health professional associations and hospitals are starting to come out against this harmful practice. Any early surgery performed on a child’s genitals is “playing a guessing game” as to what they will need or want in the future, says GLMA Board member Frances Grimstad, MD, MS.
Since 2016, GLMA has advocated for delay of any medically unnecessary surgical or medical interventions for intersex infants and youth until the patient can provide meaningful consent to these interventions. Read GLMA’s policy statement here.
New Policy Aims to Help Transgender Researchers Update Names on Old Work
New York Times | July 28, 2021 Read more on the new policy
Dr. Kenneth Mayer Receives Distinguished Investigator Award
July 28, 2021
Each year, the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office of the National Institutes of Health honors one distinguished investigator for their exemplary work and invites them to present a lecture at the annual SGM Research Investigator Awards. We congratulate Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Medical Research Director at Fenway Health. An awards program free and open to the public will take place on September 16, 2021. For details and to register, please visit the NIH program website.
LGBTQ People Across the U.S. Face Many Disparities In Health Care. A New Fellowship Aims to Bridge Those Gaps
Time | July 20, 2021 Read the article here
I’m A Physician. Don’t Legislate Health Care For Transgender Patients
Jessica Kremen, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
WBUR Cognoscenti | April 27, 2021 Read the article here
Pandemic Lockdowns Gave Young People Freedom to Explore Gender Identities
USA Today | February 16, 2021
Elements of the pandemic are permitting young people to delve deeper into the concept of gender, and experiment with how they express their identity. Read the article here
New Frontier in LGBTQ Health Care
HMS, Fenway physicians provide LGBTQ health care training at U.S. Army base in S. Korea. Read the article here
We need more transgender and gender nonbinary doctors
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) | September 1, 2020
Lala Tanmoy Das
Less than 1% of U.S. medical students and physicians self-identify as transgender or gender nonbinary (TGNB), yet the population of TGNB individuals is growing exponentially. They need doctors who understand their unique health concerns.
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