Breast Care for Transgender People

Transgender individuals are born with a biologic sex that does not match their gender identity and expression. They have the same health concerns as non-transgender people, in addition to a unique set of considerations due to their medical and gendered histories. Transgender individuals require care tailored to their specific situation and choices. This requires medical providers to be caring, be nonjudgmental, and have an accurate understanding of their needs.

Although the term transgender can be applied to a broad spectrum of people and groups, for the purposes of this entry it is defined as those persons actively engaged in anatomically and/or physiologically transitioning from their biologic sex to their actual sex. Many undergo hormone therapy and/or alter their breasts or genitals to facilitate this transition ...

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