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Caring for transgender people: looking beyond the hype

Jason J. Ong A B C H , Darren B. Russell D E F and Kevan Wylie G
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A Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom.

B Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic. 3004, Australia.

C Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Carlton, Vic. 3052, Australia.

D Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3010, Australia.

E School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville City, Qld 4811, Australia.

F Cairns Sexual Health Service, Cairns North, Qld 4870, Australia.

G University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom.

H Corresponding author. Email: JOng@mshc.org.au

Sexual Health 14(5) 401-403 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH17165
Submitted: 4 September 2017  Accepted: 13 September 2017   Published: 13 October 2017

Abstract

This special issue of Sexual Health presents a collection of articles that addresses issues facing transgender individuals that are particularly challenging. Issues covered range from sexual health education in schools, the need for accurate epidemiological measurements, the perils of inaccurate diagnostic labels of transgender children, legal issues, the disproportionately high prevalence of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs), and the role of primary care. We need to think critically, constructively and compassionately about transgender people. Particularly, we must look beyond the hype and objectively consider the evidence, without forgetting the people who are trying to cope with feelings that may be causing them great distress.


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