Journal article

Australian endocrinologists need more training in transgender health: A national survey

Ingrid Bretherton, Mathis Grossmann, Shalem Y Leemaqz, Jeffrey D Zajac, Ada S Cheung

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of trans and gender diverse (TGD) individuals are seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy for gender transition. Little is known about the levels of training, experience and confidence of endocrinologists in providing care and lack of training and experience is a potential barrier to individuals seeking appropriate and timely health care. We aimed to assess the level of training and confidence of Australian endocrinologists and trainees in the endocrine management of trans and gender diverse individuals in a representative sample. DESIGN: Endocrinologist and trainee members of the Endocrine Society of Australia were invited to participate in an anonymous 14-i..

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Grants

Awarded by Rowden White Scholarship


Awarded by Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Ingrid Bretherton is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and a Rowden White Scholarship (application ref: 184409), The University of Melbourne. Ada Cheung is supported by an Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (#1143333) and receives research support from the Viertel Charitable Foundation Clinical Investigator Award, Endocrine Society of Australia Postdoctoral Award and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.