February 20, 2018

Emerging Issues: Developing models of care for transgender youth

Developing models of care for transgender youth (S. Vance, UCSF; C. Guss, BCH/HU LEAH fellow; D. Breland, UW).

A team of new investigators is collaborating on a project to understand how and when gender identity is assessed and documented in various clinical settings and what potential best practices and barriers exists. The team developed a survey to assess how selected clinical sites evaluated and documented gender identity in their electronic health record (EHR) for clients seen in their clinical practices.  The surveys also queried sites on related questions, such as barriers to screening for gender identity in their EHR. A manuscript based on the study will be submitted to a peer-review journal. Findings will help shape clinical care related to gender identity.

We are currently in the data analysis phase of the project and anticipate drafting a manuscript of the project’s findings soon.