LGBTQ+ care

Gender-Neutral Language in Aesthetic Dermatology | Cheat Sheet
aesthetic dermatology
by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists should adopt gender-neutral language in interactions with aesthetic patients, according to “A Genderfluid Approach to Aesthetic Language in Dermatology” by Marc Beuttler, MD, and Jennifer MacGregor, MD, published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in January 2022. Gender-neutral language helps dermatologists prevent psychological upset or offense for patients with nonbinary …
Body Hair and Identity in Transgender Men: A Cross-Sectional Survey
body hair in transgender men
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Transgender and gender diverse people can experience increased depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and suicide from gender dysphoria (GD).1 GD occurs due to a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity, assigned gender, and physical characteristics.2 Gender affirming medical care, including dermatologic care, can increase body-gender congruence and decrease negative outcomes associ …
Managing Acne in the LGBTQ+ Population
Acne in the LGBTQ+ Population
by Andrea Waldman, MD on
One of the most vulnerable populations among both teenagers and adults today is the LGBTQ community. An estimate of the LGBTQ population is difficult to solidify, but based on survey data it is estimated that sexual and gender minority individuals collectively represent four percent of the general population. The LGBTQ community is more likely to experience both dysphoria and discrimination, and t …