Gender Issues

Gender Issues

Research efforts for LGBT patients include creating innovative medical and mental health services that lead to the training of students and practitioners and promote the development of outreach strategies specific to today’s critical needs.

A recent case has caused a flurry of opposing opinions. Not surprisingly, transgender advocacy groups have praised the judge's decision that the inmate in question has an eighth amendment right requiring the state to support and pay for sex reassignment surgery.

Using a question-and-answer format, we present a brief overview of issues that arise when mental health professionals explore how to best serve this population.

Review on the roles of gender in connection with premenstrual dysphoric disorder, OCD, psychosis, and other mental disorders.

Transphobia is rampant in the US. Transgendered and LGBTs are bullied and victimized at alarmingly high rates. How, then, to protect these people from physical harm and treat mental health concerns?

A bill banning mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with patients passed the California Senate just weeks after prominent psychiatrist Robert Spitzer, MD, apologized to the gay community for his 2003 study.

Psychiatrists, physicians, and mental health professionals are often asked to treat patients facing issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Here are quick Tips for trans-inclusion of LGBTs.


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