Health Care, Discrimination

Anti-trans health care discrimination refers to instances in which medical systems fail to recognize and provide adequate, timely, accessible, and affirming care to trans patients because of their gender identity. These instances occur in the context of policies and practices rooted in cisnormativity, both inside and beyond the health care sector. Cisnormativity can be defined as the hegemonic assumption that only cisgender people are normal, and those who are not cisgender are abnormal.

This entry first explores how cisnormativity has been structured into medical systems, facilitating anti-trans health care discrimination at systemic, institutional, and interpersonal levels. It then discusses the consequences of this discrimination on individual and population health. Finally, it concludes with recommendations for preventing and addressing anti-trans health care discrimination by challenging cisnormativity in ...

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