Ask Transgender Patients Which Name and Pronoun They Prefer
New legislation and growing media coverage will bring up questions about how to care for transgender patients.
Almost a million people in the U.S. identify as transgender...and have a gender identity that differs from the sex assigned at birth.
Ask transgender patients for their preferred name and gender, and document this in the EHR and on the white board in their room. Be aware some people don't identify entirely as male or female and may prefer neutral pronouns such as "they" or "ze."