AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. November 2016, Volume 18, Number 11

Ethics Poll

Transgender Health and Medicine

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Poll Question

Should a psychiatrist agree to develop expertise in hormone therapy if long-time patients ask the psychiatrist to manage this aspect of their gender transition?

Find responses to this question in the November 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

What must physicians do to obtain informed consent from patients seeking surgical, gender-affirming body modifications?

For an analysis of these and other ethical considerations relevant to informed consent and transgender health and medicine, see the November 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of AMA Journal of Ethics readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.