Consideration for Gender-Diverse People in Clinical Practice Guideline Development

Principal Applicant Richard Henry
Supervisor/MentorDr. Brett Thombs
Academic InstitutionMcGill University
Project TitleIncorporation of recommendations for gender-diverse people in clinical practice guidelines: A review of traditionally sex-binary guidelines and recommendations
Funding Duration2021-2022
Award Value$10,000
Proposed Method/ScienceReview of Clinical Practice Guidelines
Project SummaryDisparities and barriers to health care are well-documented among gender-diverse individuals. General guidelines for health care of gender-diverse people—generally focused on transition-related care—have been developed, but substantially less attention has been paid to gender-diverse individuals in guidelines of specific health services or conditions. General practitioners typically rely on service- or health condition-specific guidance and may not understand or consider implications for gender-diverse individuals. The goal of the project is to improve health care guidance for gender-diverse individuals by providing guideline producers and health care practitioners with information about the degree that existing guidelines address needs of gender-diverse individuals and examples where they have been addressed appropriately.
About the ApplicantDr. Richard Henry is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University. His research is focused on cohort-based trial models in scleroderma and in gender-diverse individuals’ health and on examining issues of health equity across identities (e.g., gender, LGBTQ+, chronic disease).

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