Transgender People and Health Disparities

People with marginalized identities have been known to be more likely to experience health disparities. A health disparity is a difference in health risk or health outcome that can be attributed to the existence of a demographic characteristic (e.g., age, race, gender). Research on the health disparities experienced by transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people is limited. The majority of the research has been in the area of HIV. This entry focuses on medical and mental health disparities and access to care and insurance coverage.

Medical Disparities

Health risks are an important area of inquiry. If health care professionals can reasonably predict that a person will be affected by a health condition, they can also provide the necessary treatment to avoid serious illness. There are three ...

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