Transgender Medicine: A Wealth of Ethical Dilemmas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • Topics in Medical Ethics Lecture Series
Deanna Adkins, MD, Director, Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care, Duke University School of Medicine
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Refreshments provided

Dr. Adkins will discuss the many challenges faced by those practicing transgender medicine including limited data, provider bias, and off label-use medications. Among other topics, she will also consider ethical dilemmas regarding patients with autism and their ability to consent.

Deanna Adkins, MD is the director of the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine. A pediatric endocrinologist, she cares for children with all types of hormonal disorders. These include growth disorders, bone disease, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and cancer, pubertal disorders and disorders of sexual development including transgender. Dr. Adkins also serves as the fellowship program director in pediatric endocrinology.

The Topics in Medical Ethics Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and Duke University Hospital.

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