To Doctor Kumar: what steps should we take to protect transgender youth in medicine and promote an understanding of trans bodies in medicine?

Frankly, it all begins with education. From a training perspective, health care providers don’t always get the education they need to adequately support trans and non-binary patients. A 2018 study led by researchers from the NYU School of Medicine showed…

I’ve been trying to give myself a breast self-exam for the first time, and it feels like the tissue is nothing but lumps. How can I tell which ones to worry about? I don’t want to go to a doctor right now if I don’t have to.

While providers used to recommend breast self-exams — which included a specific way of feeling your breasts — we’ve since found that they are not the most helpful or reliable. Lumps can be caused by any number of things, including…

I’ve been trying to give myself a breast self-exam for the first time, and it feels like the tissue is nothing but lumps. How can I tell which ones to worry about? I don’t want to go to a doctor right now if I don’t have to.

While providers used to recommend breast self-exams — which included a specific way of feeling your breasts — we’ve since found that they are not the most helpful or reliable. Lumps can be caused by any number of things, including…