Primetime show Grey's Anatomy
"Biological Sex", it's complicated!
Gender Idendity and Blood Donation
A reminder that transvestite ≠ transgender.
U.S. passports offer only ‘M’ or ‘F’ gender categories. A new bill would require a gender-neutral ‘X,’ too.
"Great thread on complexity of medicine and relationship to how to represent data for interoperability, CDS, CQM, precision medicine, etc. "
Excellent article on gender non-conformant life
Aiden Kivisto and Rob Horn discuss the way sex and gender are handled in the healthcare environment historically and how we can better serve the unique healthcare IT challenges posed by the transgender and LGBTQ patient.
Massachusetts adds Non-binary gender option to driver's licenses and state ID cards
High Country News
In the Diné language, there are at least six genders: Asdzáán (woman), Hastiin (male), Náhleeh (feminine-man), Dilbaa (masculine-woman), Nádleeh Asdzaa (lesbian), ‘Nádleeh Hastii (gay man). All come from the Diné creation story, in which asdzáán and hastiin, a cisgender married couple, were not getting along and separated. When that happened, dilbaa and náhleeh emerged from hiding and were seen as a special group that could perform the duties of both women and men, stepping into the vacated partner roles. They were accepted by asdzáán and hastiin, who realized their survival depended on them.
Canada Health Infoway highlights their Sex and Gender Harmony project, Kelly Davison here
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Measures for Global Survey Research: A Primer for Improving Data Quality
ACLA Best Practice Recommendation for Administrative and Clinical Patient Gender used for Laboratory Testing and Reporting here