The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
has developed a set of recommendations for issues that transgender patients should discuss with their medical providers. These issues include access to health care, health history, hormones, cardiovascular health, cancer, STIs and safer sex, alcohol and tobacco use, depression, injectable silicone, and fitness.
A growing body of research recognizes the health disparities that exist between transgender patients and cisgender patients. (4,7,8,12,13,14)