Read our special collection of journal articles, published in 2017–2019, focused on transgender health and medicine. Curation of the collection was guided by Altmetric Attention Scores and Featured Article designations.
Clinical research articles examine alternatives to testosterone intramuscular injections for female-to-male transgender patients, the role of sex hormones in the development of metabolic syndrome, electrolyte monitoring in gender-diverse adolescents, the long-term effects of cross-sex hormone therapy, and much more. Basic science articles describe the gaps in research on sex differences and investigate the effects of sex hormones on atherosclerosis progression.
Review articles examine the impact of hormonal treatment of transgender individuals on their physical, psychological, and mental health, and explore transgender physiology and potential therapeutics for metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes. Other resources include an update on transgender-specific medial training programs, a perspective article on the benefits of progesterone therapy for transgender women, and a Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment of gender-incongruent individuals.
Selection in each Thematic Issue is guided by online metrics, including Altmetric Attention Scores, Featured Article designations, and identification of leading authors and key topics. Each month, we publish a new Thematic Issue online and work to highlight and promote endocrine science in the press, through email, on social media and across other distribution channels.