New Paper Identifies Transgender Health Disparities

 – April 15, 2014  –– 

Transgender individuals are medically underserved and their healthcare needs incompletely understood in part because they represent a subpopulation whose health is rarely monitored by U.S. national surveillance systems. "Clinic-based samples and patient-related data are under-utilized sources of information about transgender health, particularly in community-based, urban health centers that typically serve large numbers of transgender patients," said William Byne, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Editor-in-Chief of an article, “Transgender Health Disparities: Comparing Full Cohort and Nested Matched Pair Study Designs in a Community Health Center,” published in LGBT Health.

-Dr. William Byne, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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