Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care:
The Fenway Guide

Editors Drs. Alex S. Keuroghlian, Jennifer Potter, and Sari L. Reisner
McGraw Hill Professional

As the first case-based textbook to address the needs of an adult patient population that often faces barriers to accessing and engaging in healthcare, Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care is a much-needed addition to any healthcare setting.

In a prepared release, one of the guide’s coeditors, Sari L. Reisner, Sc.D, Director of Transgender Health Research at The Fenway Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School,and Director of Transgender Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital based in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, stated: “We have long known that transgender and gender diverse adults experience health care disparities largely rooted in stigma, including acts of discrimination that take place in health care settings. Our textbook applies a health-equity model of care and provides guidance for clinicians when addressing health needs of transgender and gender diverse communities.”

Written by Fenway Health clinicians, researchers, staff members and other experts, the first edition of this guide covers a multitude of topics, including history and epidemiology of transgender and gender diverse health care; primary, preventive, and specialty care considerations for transgender and gender diverse patients; hormonal, surgical and non-medical gender affirmation; trauma-informed and gender-affirming care; behavior health, eating disorders and body positivity; reproductive health, obstetrical care, and family building; treatment of HIV and sexually transmitted infections; and community building, advocacy and partnership, among others. For decades, Fenway Health has set a high standard for meeting the needs of LGBTQIA+ people, BIPOC individuals, and other underserved communities through culturally competent healthcare, supportive services, and research and education. With this guide, Fenway Health continues to offer vital resources to physicians.

“Medical providers have a responsibility to be familiar with the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information, and they can find all of that information and more in this guide, which highlights key aspects of gender identity emergence across the lifespan and provides much-needed guidance on both hormonal and surgical gender affirmation,” said Dr. Jennifer Potter, Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and co-editor of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, published in 2015.

Purchase your copy of Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide at any major general and medical bookseller. It is also available for purchase through https://www.mhprofessional.com/ and Amazon.com.

—Chael Needle

Chael Needle is Managing Editor of A&U. Follow him on Twitter @ChaelNeedle.