Gender and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Beyond the Binary

Elizabeth P. Knight

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Transgender and gender-nonconforming people have a full spectrum of health needs, yet they face significant barriers to care and associated health disparities. Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, a core function of primary care, is influenced by gender. Current evidence on epidemiology and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease risk in transgender and gender-nonconforming people is reviewed, clinical best practices are identified, and priorities to help nurse practitioners deliver high-quality care to these populations are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-827
Number of pages5
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021


  • cardiovascular disease
  • gender-nonconforming
  • nurse practitioner
  • primary care
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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