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Podcast #386: Respecting Transgender Patients

Emergency Medical Minute

Release Date: 10/01/2018

Author:  Kasey Champion, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Transgender populations are frequent victims of discrimination in healthcare
  • Ask transgender patients what their preferred pronoun is
  • It is sometimes important to ask about transition status (i.e. on hormones, surgery)




Chisolm-Straker M, Willging C, Daul AD, McNamara S, Sante SC, Shattuck DG 2nd, Crandall CS. Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Patients in the Emergency Department: What Physicians Know, Think, and Do. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):183-188.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.09.042. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 29103796.