Hormone therapy in adults: Suggested revisions to the sixth version of the standards of care

Jamie Feldman, Joshua Safer

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Abstract

Often viewed as the definitive professional document on transgender care, the current Standards of Care for Gender Identity DisordersSixth Version provides a general overview of the risks and effects of adult hormone therapy, but at present offers limited guidance for the medical provider as to how best to execute this critical intervention. Newer versions need to present a comprehensive approach to transgender hormone therapy, including preventive health care, by incorporating the following key elements: the prescribing physician's responsibilities, clinical situations for hormone therapy, effects and risks of hormone therapy, assessment for initiating hormone therapy, monitoring hormone therapy, and suggested hormone regimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-182
Number of pages37
JournalInternational Journal of Transgenderism
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Adults
  • Gender identity disorder
  • Hormone therapy

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