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Transgender Approximately 1.4 million adults identify as transgender, but about a quarter of them don’t look for medical help when they need it because they worry about potential discrimination from providers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a broader outreach to physicians outside the field of endocrinology, the American College of Physicians has issued its first guidelines on the care of transgender patients.

As reported by Stat, these guidelines expand on those issued at least 10 years ago aimed primarily at endocrinologists, who were generally considered the appropriate specialty to care for transgender patients. The new guidelines instead target “your critical mass of general internal medicine people who are primary care providers and also people who are family medicine doctors,” says Dr. Joshua Safer, professor of endocrinology and executive director of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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