Guidelines and Research Lacking for LGBTQ Patients, Study Finds

Guidelines and Research Lacking for LGBTQ Patients, Study Finds

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Guidelines and Research Lacking for LGBTQ Patients, Study Finds

People who are gay, bisexual, or transgender with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders can be reluctant to disclose their sexual or gender identities for fear of being denied treatment or enrollment in clinical trials, a study found. Research is limited into this growing patient group, and best practice guidelines are lacking, despite an awareness of differences in disease risk factors, including the use of gender-affirming hormones that could affect both motor and non-motor symptoms, its…

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