Endocrine Society Expresses Concerns Over Resolution Limiting Surgeries in Infants with DSD June 15, 2018 | The Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society co-wrote a letter to California state Senators Scott Wiener, Steve Glazer, and Monique Limón expressing concerns over resolution SCR-110 that would restrict parents’ rights to make decisions regarding surgery for infants born with Differences in Sex Development. Our organizations believe that nuanced, scientific, and evidence-based decision making that is currently part of the process is not reflected in the bill, and therefore does not adequately address the needs of constituencies.
Friends of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):
June 12, 2018 | Friends of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) requests $39.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2019, with a proportional increase in funding for a total of $1.531 billion for NICHD.
Endocrine Society Opposes Proposed Change to National Crime Victimization Survey Related to Gender Identity
May 11, 2018 | The notice proposes to raise the minimum age at which National Crime Victimization Survey questions are administered on sexual orientation and gender identity from age 16 to 18. The Endocrine Society is concerned that the proposed changes to information collection will result in the loss of data on an important subset of the transgender community and provide an incomplete picture of crimes committed against this population. We urge the Administration to continue to collect information on gender identity and sexual orientation from individuals 16 years of age and older.
Endocrine Society Recommends Removal of Medication-Related Products from Tariffs Proposed Rule
May 9, 2018 | The Endocrine Society opposes the application of an additional 25 percent tariff on medications, raw materials used in the production of medications, and medical devices. The Society is concerned that additional tariffs will lead to a shortage of medications as the manufacturers identify alternative sources that are less expensive or an increase in price that could make the cost untenable.
Friends of NIEHS Sign-On Letter in Support of the Superfund Research Program
April 18, 2018 | This letter requests an increase to the Superfund Research Program appropriation of $3 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 to a total of $80 million. The letter was organized by the Friends of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Representing the Endocrine Society, our members strive to influence public policy related to research and clinical endocrinology issues by testifying before the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and other legislative and deliberative bodies.