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Careful language important when reporting on transgender health issues

Using appropriate terminology when reporting on medical studies is important not only for the sake of accuracy and clarity but also to avoid causing harm to populations with specialized, but often misused, terms. Such is the case with transgender people, whose experience with language is often already fraught when they must navigate misgendering with pronouns and outdated, inappropriate terms such as “transsexual.”

Tara Haelle provides a quick guide to terms you need to be familiar with, along with a link to a more extensive guide.

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