Best Practices in Transgender Health: A Clinician's Guide

Prim Care. 2018 Dec;45(4):687-703. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Oct 5.


Providing culturally competent and medically knowledgeable care to the transgender community is increasingly falling within the realms of practice for primary care providers. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of best practices as they relate to transgender care. This article is by no means a comprehensive guide, but rather a starting point for clinicians as they provide high-quality care to their transgender patients.

Keywords: Annual examination; Gender affirming care; LGBTQ health; Organ inventory; Transgender health; Transgender mental health.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cultural Competency*
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Humans
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Transgender Persons*