Pharmacotherapy Considerations in the Management of Transgender Patients: A Brief Review

@article{Bishop2015PharmacotherapyCI,
  title={Pharmacotherapy Considerations in the Management of Transgender Patients: A Brief Review},
  author={Bryan Bishop},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={35}
}
  • Bryan Bishop
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy
Transgender and transsexual individuals have unique health care needs and risks compared with the population at large. It is estimated that 1 in 100,000 individuals in the United States is a transgender woman and 1 in 400,000 is a transgender man, although these estimates of prevalence are likely conservative. Transgender individuals are at an increased risk of tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse; they have an increased lifetime suicide attempt risk; and they are more likely to experience… 
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