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Dr. Henry Ng
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Transgender Health (Overview)

Transgender health refers to the health concerns of people who self-identify as having an identity that does not fit into conventional gender roles. Transgender people may be gay, bisexual, or transitioning from one gender to another.


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What can you tell me about transgender health issues?

What can you tell me about transgender health issues?

UCSF Center: In addition to checking out the sites mentioned by my trusted colleagues, do check out the website of The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, based at the U of California, San Francisco: http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/ The Center has published protocols for primary care physicians to help alert them to the specific health needs of trans* persons. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Ng
22 doctors shared insights

Transgender Health (Overview)

Transgender health refers to the health concerns of people who self-identify as having an identity that does not fit into conventional gender roles. Transgender people may be gay, bisexual, or transitioning from one gender to another.


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What is the definition or description of: gay, lesbian and transgender health?

What is the definition or description of: gay, lesbian and transgender health?

Health is health!: Mental health for glbt people is the same as health for anyone --- the capacity to love, work and develop. Particular sexual interests or gender identification sometimes makes this more difficult because of negative social responses. These may challenge some glbt people but the basic ingredients of mental health remain the same for them as for everyone. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.

How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.

Public policy change: Although gender non-conforming, trans* & people w/ intersex status have always existed, our society has stigmatized them by insisting on binary gender labels. Trans* persons have been forced 2 conform 2 these labels at the cost of their dignity & humanity. Public policy & healthcare have a long way 2 go 2 change this. Places like the UCSF Center 4 Exellence 4 Transgender Health are leading the way ...Read more

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How does hormone treatment affect the health of transgenders?

How does hormone treatment affect the health of transgenders?

Safe, Effective: From the largest scientific study to date examining safety (2014): "Cross-sex hormone treatment of transgender adults leads to very few long-term side effects." http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/827713 As I understand it, the risks become those associated w/ the hormones, themselves - the same risks cisgender persons face. Also, cross-sex hormone treatments can help reduce gender dysphoria. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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How to ricognize if a man is a transgender operated?

How to ricognize if a man is a transgender operated?

Male to female?: Newer surgeries are done so excellently that it may be hard to tell if a woman was born a man. Those of us who work with transgender folks routinely would probably know - because we know the more subtle things to look for. Female to male genital surgeries are less commonly done - but if you have any concern, ASK your partner! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gid and am truly transgender or not?

Transgender Care: There are health providers with experience caring for people who identify as transgender. You can find out if a provider is near you at wew.Glma.Com. You can review information at the ucsf transgender center of excellence website or transgendercare.Com. Going to a transgender support group can be a good place to learn more about other people's transgender experiences and issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for transgenders to ever change their chromosones?

Is it possible for transgenders to ever change their chromosones?

Not all abt genetics: Each cell in the human body contains ~30,000 genes that carry info abt what makes U, U. Genes R arranged in strands called chromosomes. Each gene carries instructions 4 making proteins - the building blocks of tissues in body. Scientists R working on "gene therapies" 2 prevent & cure diseases. But there's no gene that determines whether U identify as male, female, neither, or both. ...Read more

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