Thank you Dr. Banks for touching on a topic that is rarely addressed in medicine. An estimated 1.4 million people or 0.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as transgender, according to a new study. “The findings from this study are critical to current policy discussions that impact transgender people,” said Jody Herman, an author of the study. “Policy debates on access to bathrooms, discrimination, and a host of other issues should rely on the best available data to assess potential impacts, including how many people may be affected.”
I know that many doctors are uncomfortable with the topic, but I think that education is key.