The Endocrine Society Unveils New Clinical Guideline Addressing The Endocrine Treatment Of … – The Endrocine Society

The Endocrine Society has released a new clinical practice guideline for endocrine treatment of transsexual persons. The guideline, “Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” appears in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society.

Transsexualism, or gender identity disorder (GID), is defined as a condition in which a patient experiences clinically significant distress due to strong and persistent cross-gender identification combined with a discomfort with their sex or a sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.