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NIH Supports Research on the Health of Transgender Women

By Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institute of Health | March 8, 2022

Stoneleigh Fellow Nadia Dowshen is featured in the latest issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH for her work in adolescent medicine and health issues experienced by transgender women.

NIH-supported researcher Nadia L. Dowshen, M.D., M.S.H.P., specializes in adolescent medicine and serves as both the Director of Adolescent HIV Services and the Co-Director of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She says, “The greatest threat to the health and well-being of trans women is the violence and victimization they face.” Regardless of sex assigned at birth, transgender people experience more hate crime and intimate partner violence than cisgender individuals. Half of transgender adults report having experienced at least one lifetime instance of physical or sexual assault.

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