Meeting the health needs of an increasingly transgender population

Published by Public Health Post – March 21, 2017

The American Public Health Association (APHA) first came out with a declaration about the “Need for Acknowledging Transgendered Individuals within Research and Clinical Practice” in 1999. It urged researchers and health care professionals to recognize the fluidity of gender norms, show sensitivity by using the gender term with which their client identifies, and to “be aware of the distinct health care needs of transgendered individuals.” Yet the 2015 Transgender Survey Report suggests that many transgender individuals continue to experience rampant mistreatment, discrimination, and ignorance from their health care providers. MORE.



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