The Transgender Athlete

The Transgender Athlete

A Guide for Sports Medicine Providers

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Amy West
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916196

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The Transgender Athlete: A Guide for Sports Medicine Providers presents sports medicine practitioners insights into the unique issues and concerns of transgender athletes in order to help them understand rules regarding transgender athlete participation and learn how to better provide competent care to transgender athletes. There are over 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Transgender individuals undergo gender-affirming treatments including sex hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery. An increasing number of transgender people are participating in sports and presenting to sports medicine clinics with injuries, yet there is little research about this athlete population. It is important that sports medicine providers understand the types of hormone treatments and surgeries and how these changes affect the musculoskeletal health of transgender people. Additionally, transgender people may require specific considerations when interacting with medical providers. Furthermore, sports medicine providers are often consulted to formulate transgender athlete inclusion policy. These policies are continuously changing, as new evidence becomes available, which may be difficult to understand without knowledge of the gender transition process.

Key Features

  • Covers the types of treatments, surgeries and affects of musculoskeletal health of transgender athletes
  • Intended for sports medicine providers, including physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and researchers who work with athletes
  • Written by experts in the sports medicine field

Readership

Sports medicine providers including physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and researchers who work with athletes

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is Transgender?
    2. The history of transgender athletes in sport
    3. The medical process of gender transition
    4. Effects of gender transition on Musculoskeletal Health issues
    5. Gender performance gap and transgender policy implications
    6. Exercise Physiology and Gender Transition
    7. High school and college athletes: transgender inclusion guidelines and controversial cases
    8. IOC policies and evolution
    9. Professional Athletic Inclusion Policies
    10. Special considerations for care of transgender athletes
    11. Current Literature

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916196

About the Editor

Amy West

A specialist in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Amy West, MD, EdM, FAAPMR is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and her fellowship in Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center. Dr. West focuses include non-operative sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, peripheral joint injections, electromyography (EMG), and concussion management. Her clinical and research interests include the female athlete, adaptive sports, lifestyle medicine, transgender athletes and nutrition. She is active in the CrossFit community, serving on the CrossFit Games Medical Team and participating in various Crossfit functions and outreach events. Dr. West has been featured on multiple podcasts and has authored peer-reviewed video and written publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

A specialist in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Amy West, MD, EdM, FAAPMR is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and her fellowship in Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center

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