NCTE commends the New York Times for focusing on transgender individuals’ health needs. The news article featured Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, who focused on transgender health during her studies. She is currently working on editing “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” a book that will cover various aspects of transgender life, including cultural, health, and legal issues.
The New York Times’ feature on Dr. Erickson-Schroth’s can be accessed here: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/ask-about-transgender-issues/
A second article posts her answers to readers’ questions, including one question by NCTE staffer Mul Kim. Dr. Erickson-Schroth addressed various questions on topics ranging from definitions of terminology commonly used by the transgender community and how medical providers can provide culturally competent care to their transgender patients. The article can be accessed here: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/21/answers-about-transgender-issues/