Policy Perspectives

October 31, 2022

The Endocrine Society provides resources and best practices that help its clinician and research members stay at the forefront of a rapidly evolving healthcare environment. Our Policy Perspectives examine current issues that directly and indirectly affect the field of endocrinology. 

Appropriate Use of Telehealth Visits in Endocrinology: Policy Perspective of the Endocrine Society 
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 
Published: 04 October 2022
This work aims to guide clinicians practicing endocrinology in the use of telehealth (synchronous patient-clinician visits conducted over video or telephone) for outpatient care.

Eradicating Racism: An Endocrine Society Policy Perspective 
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 
Published: 13 January 2022
The Endocrine Society recognizes racism as a root cause of the health disparities that affect racial/ethnic minority communities in the United States and throughout the world. In this policy perspective, we review the sources and impact of racism on endocrine health disparities and propose interventions aimed at promoting an equitable, diverse, and just healthcare system.

Proper Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons in the Setting of Proposed Discrimination: A Policy Perspective
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 
Published: 16 December 2020
Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals face significant barriers to accessing health care. Recent introductions of regulatory policies at state and federal levels raise concerns over the politicization of gender-affirming health care, the risks of further restricting access to quality care, and the potential criminalization of healthcare professionals who care for TGD patients. 

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