Endocrine Nurses Society Position Statement on Transgender and Gender Diverse Care

J Endocr Soc. 2021 Jun 7;5(8):bvab105. doi: 10.1210/jendso/bvab105. eCollection 2021 Aug 1.

Abstract

The Endocrine Nurses Society (ENS) is committed to clinical excellence in the art and science of endocrine nursing throughout the world. ENS recognizes that transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals face challenges and inequities that place them in the realm of health disparities. Further, TGD individuals often face substantial barriers to care and have difficulty finding healthcare providers who are knowledgeable about the unique health needs of this patient population. ENS recognizes that endocrine nurses care for young adult and adult TGD individuals. This position statement outlines recommendations for healthcare providers and organizations seeking to embrace a gender-affirming approach to care and increase access to high-quality, comprehensive care for TGD individuals. This Position Statement was accepted by ENS on September 8, 2020 and has been endorsed by the European Society of Endocrinology Nurse Committee, European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology Nurses, Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society, Endocrine Nurses' Society of Australasia, and the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology.

Keywords: culturally competent care; gender dysphoria; gender-affirming care; healthcare disparities; nursing; transgender.

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