Transgender identity and health care: Implications for psychosocial and physical evaluation

@article{Alegra2011TransgenderIA,
  title={Transgender identity and health care: Implications for psychosocial and physical evaluation},
  author={Christine Aramburu Alegr{\'i}a},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={175–182}
}
  • C. A. Alegría
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to educate nurse practitioners (NPs) regarding: (a) the definition and range of transgenderism, (b) social influences on transgender persons, and (c) health care for transgender persons. Data sources: Data sources include review of the literature in the areas of gender, gender identity, marginalized populations, and gender transition. Personal communication was also utilized. Conclusions: Transgender persons remain marginalized and may remain closeted and… 

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