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Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients: A Knowledge and Familiarity Assessment of Primary Care Practitioners

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Community Health, May 2023
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Title
Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients: A Knowledge and Familiarity Assessment of Primary Care Practitioners
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Journal of Community Health, May 2023
DOI 10.1007/s10900-023-01228-2
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Evelyn F. Carroll, Genevieve A. Woodard, Colt M. St Amand, Caroline Davidge-Pitts

Abstract

Breast cancer screening recommendations for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) patients have only been recently developed and many primary care practitioners (PCPs) are unaware of these specific recommendations. The aim of this study is to assess the level of familiarity and knowledge PCPs have with breast cancer screening recommendations for TGD patients. An anonymous survey was distributed to primary care physicians, primary care advanced practice practitioners, and internal medicine and family medicine residents at three academic medical systems in the United States (Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, University of Texas - Medical Branch). Survey questions assessed the familiarity and knowledge base of TGD breast cancer screening recommendations, training and experience with TGD patients, and basic demographics of the practitioners. Of the 95 survey respondents, only 35% of respondents were aware that breast cancer screening recommendations for TGD patients existed. PCPs who had increased transgender specific health care training and direct clinical exposure to TGD patients demonstrated significantly higher levels of screening recommendation awareness. Two-thirds of respondents received TGD specific medical education during training or medical career and those who had increased transgender specific medical education or direct clinical exposure to TGD patients demonstrated significantly higher levels of screening recommendation awareness. Awareness of breast cancer screening recommendations for TGD patients is low among PCPs and varied based on the practitioner's prior TGD education and experience. Up-to-date breast cancer screening recommendations for TGD patients should be readily available across multiple platforms, target key audiences, and integrated into transgender health educational curriculums to maximize awareness of these important recommendations.

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Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Unspecified 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Unknown 5 63%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 13%
Unspecified 1 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 13%
Unknown 5 63%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2023.
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#4,493,522
of 25,051,161 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Community Health
#268
of 1,331 outputs
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#78,982
of 373,882 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Community Health
#3
of 9 outputs
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