A Body-Neutral and Gender-Neutral Modified Ferriman-Gallwey Diagram.
BACKGROUND: The modified Ferriman-Gallwey (mFG) diagram for scoring hirsutism uses images with traditionally Eurocentric feminine features. No reports have documented its utility in patients with other gender identities.
CASE: A 16-year-old nonbinary masculine patient, assigned female sex at birth, was seen for hyperandrogenism and irregular menses. They declined an exam, citing body dysphoria, and declined self-documenting on the mFG diagram, expressing anxiety with gendered images. We subsequently developed a novel, gender-inclusive mFG diagram, which the patient was then comfortable using to document their hair pattern.
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION: This case documents how the binary gendered characteristics of the mFG diagram can impact the care of patients. As gender expression is highly individual, we created the first gender-inclusive version of the mFG diagram to enhance care for all patients.
Published In/Presented At
Grimstad, F., Moyer, Q., Williams, C. R., & Kremen, J. (2022). A Body-Neutral and Gender-Neutral Modified Ferriman-Gallwey Diagram. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, 35(3), 375–378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2021.10.015
Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Fellows and Residents