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A National Survey of United States-based Endocrinologists who Prescribe Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy.

Endocrine Practice 2023 March 10
OBJECTIVE: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care (SOC) Version 7 recommended that before initiating gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT), patients should seek a psychosocial evaluation from a mental health professional documenting a diagnosis of persistent gender dysphoria. The Endocrine Society published guidelines in 2017 recommending against an obligatory psychosocial evaluation, which was affirmed in the recently published WPATH SOC Version 8 from 2022. Little is known about how endocrinologists ensure appropriate psychosocial assessment for their patients. This study assessed the protocols and characteristics of United States-based adult endocrinology clinics that prescribe GAHT.

METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey sent to members of a professional organization and the "Endocrinologists" Facebook group was responded to by 91 practicing board-certified adult endocrinologists who prescribe GAHT.

RESULTS: Thirty-one states were represented by the respondents. Overall, 83.1% of GAHT-prescribing endocrinologists reported accepting Medicaid. They reported working in university practices (28.4%), community practices (22.7%), private practices (27.3%), and other practice settings (21.6%). Overall, 42.9% of the respondents reported that their practice required documentation of a psychosocial evaluation from a mental health professional before initiating GAHT.

CONCLUSION: Endocrinologists who prescribe GAHT are divided about requiring a baseline psychosocial evaluation before prescribing GAHT. Further work is needed to understand the impact of psychosocial assessment on patient care and facilitate the uptake of new guidelines into clinical practice.

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