LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — I had an opportunity to look at a new transgender care article for pharmacists to be published this January in the medical journal The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. It urges pharmacists to educate themselves on all things trans health and take an active role with our health care.
The article, “Pharmacists Caring For Transgender Persons,” is a not-too-difficult read and relatively short, but is quite comprehensive. From a layperson’s view, I feel the article is an excellent piece of work. In fact, I urge everyone to print it out and hand it to their pharmacists. (At this writing, the entire article is available to anyone at no charge via the link provided below).
Written by Jennifer Cocohoba of UCSF, the article appears to cover all the bases with regard to respect, gender ID, stats impacting trans people, and so on. It also urges a bit of looking out for the trans individual to ensure they don’t fall between cracks while seeking medical care.
Thumbs up to the authors for helping fill a hole in the pharmacists’ role in trans health care — something the authors themselves noted that existed.
Pharmacists Caring For Transgender Persons: http://www.ajhp.org/content/early/2016/07/28/ajhp151053.full
The HRC has a LGBT guide for pharmacists: https://www.hrc.org/resources/providing-lgbtq-inclusive-care-and-services-at-your-pharmacy
Or get the DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332
Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans