Panel of medical professionals skewers Texas and Alabama actions against transgender health care; separate study finds most children who transition stick with their choice
The opinion of the Texas attorney general and a new Alabama law — both seeking to criminalize health care for transgender youth — are based on either blatant lies for political purpose or the use of outdated and discredited evidence, according to a panel of medical professionals who specialize in the care of gender dysphoria and pediatrics.Source: Baptist News Global
Most transgender youth persist in their gender identity after five years, study finds
An overwhelming majority of transgender youth remained consistent in their gender identity five years after their initial social transition, according to the first large-scale, long-term study of transgender children of its kind published Wednesday.Source: Newsbreak
New Report Refutes Flawed Science of Texas and Alabama Transgender Legal Actions
A major new report by legal and medical experts from Yale Law School, the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and the University of Texas Southwestern analyzes in depth the misleading scientific claims that informed recent actions by Texas and Alabama to criminalize medical treatment for transgender youth.Source: Yale Law School
Ariadna Forray, MD and Kim Blenman, PhD, MS Take the Helm at MORE
The new co-directors of Minority Organization for Expansion and Retention (MORE), Ariadna Forray, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Kim Blenman, PhD, MS, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology) and assistant professor of computer science, have been active participants in the organization and benefited from its programs and resources. They describe MORE as an essential place at Yale School of Medicine for connecting with other faculty who share their backgrounds and experiences. Now, they say, they hope to expand its reach.
Keeping The Faith
Jeannette Marty is a familiar face at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Her multidisciplinary care team has supported her through many challenges over the last 15 years. Ms. Marty’s resolute faith, resiliency, and optimism continually inspire those at Smilow who have traveled alongside her on her long and difficult health journey.
A Pediatrics Centennial Symposium Addresses Endocrine, Obesity, and Diabetes
Members of the Yale School of Medicine community tuned in virtually on November 3 for the Department of Pediatrics’ Endocrine/Obesity/Diabetes Symposium. The symposium is part of a series of events in honor of the department’s centennial.
Former Undergraduate Fellows Carry Forward the Work they Began at WHRY
Students participate in Women’s Health Research at Yale’s Undergraduate Fellowship for one and sometimes two years. But even after graduation, we are thrilled that they stay in touch with us and that their experience with WHRY continues to shape their careers. Here is a look at what five of our former students are doing now and how they are carrying forward the work they began with WHRY.
Will COVID-19 Make Seasonal Affective Disorder Worse?
“I’m quite worried about how this winter will be for people who experience SAD. Most are already nervous about COVID-19. They will be indoors, and they won’t be exposed to the same amount of bright light,” says Paul Desan, MD, PhD, director of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Yale New Haven Hospital.Source: Yale Medicine
Yonkers to Become Chair of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Yale School of Medicine, will become Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.
Life Lessons: Cancer Today and Beyond
Life Lessons: Cancer Today and Beyond on CPTV. Whether you or someone you love has cancer, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Learn basic facts about cancer as well as in-depth information you can use – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.Source: Connecticut Public Television
When cancer diagnosis causes spouse to retreat, seek support elsewhere, experts say
It’s not uncommon for a cancer diagnosis to expose cracks in a relationship, says Ellen A. Dornelas, author of “Psychological Treatment of Patients With Cancer.” Some people are undemonstrative because they’re uncomfortable expressing feelings, mental health therapists say. “There are some people in your life that are just not good at providing emotional support but they’re great at watching the kids or fixing the meal,” says Dwain Fehon, chief psychologist at Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital. “We all know how frustrating it is to expect something from someone who is not the best to provide that for you.”Source: Hartford Courant