To improve and protect access to care for transgender patients.
Why We Care
Transgender patients often rely on endocrinologists as important members of their care team. The Endocrine Society advocates for developing evidence-based policies for transgender patients, protecting their access to care, and better funding and research to address transgender health gaps.
The new United States 116th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2019. A new Congress presents an extraordinary opportunity for you to contact the new members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, offer your expertise as endocrinologists and/or researchers, and share what issues you and the Endocrine Society find important.
The Endocrine Society hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill titled "Transgender Health: Meeting Patient Needs Through Research and Improved Access to Care." Topics covered included evidenced-based approaches to transgender medicine, current research practices at the NIH around transgender health, what we know, and what gaps remain.