5 keys to addressing transgender patients’ healthcare needs
Transgender Americans are being failed by the healthcare system, including hospitals and other providers, according to a new poll from NPR. Many trans people don’t have regular access to health care, and for those that do, the stigma and discrimination they face leads them to avoid seeking treatment.
In a poll of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 18% reported avoiding medical care even when they needed it, due to fears of being discriminated against within the healthcare system. That number jumps