gender diverse patients
Providing gender-affirming care for transgender and non-binary patients.
Barriers to health care often exist for transgender or gender-diverse patients, making them less inclined to seek health care. “Many transgender patients have had a negative experience with health care providers, which prevents them from wanting to seek routine medical care,” says Allison Diamant, MD, MSHS, [...]
For transgender or gender-diverse patients, receiving routine or specialty medical care can be challenging. When transgender patients seek care, they may face obstacles such as:
- Misunderstanding by the medical community about transgender issues
- Refusal of care by a medical professional
- Questions about their gender that are unrelated to the medical [...]