Transgender and gender-nonconforming people have a full spectrum of health needs, yet they face significant barriers to care and associated health disparities. Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, a core function of primary care, is influenced by gender. Current evidence on epidemiology and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease risk in transgender and gender-nonconforming people is reviewed, clinical best practices are identified, and priorities to help nurse practitioners deliver high-quality care to these populations are outlined.
- cardiovascular disease
- nurse practitioner
- primary care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing