Reproductive Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines reproductive health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in all functions and processes related to the reproductive system. Reproductive health is critical to general health, well-being, and quality of life for all people. Trans people, however, often lack access to culturally competent and age-appropriate reproductive health care due to a variety of reasons. These reasons include a lack of medical providers with adequate knowledge of trans people’s reproductive health needs, discrimination from providers and staff, clinic structure (both clinic names and configurations intended to address the needs of cisgender people, e.g., “Women’s Health Centers”), and electronic health records and forms that are not inclusive of diverse identities and bodies. The significant socioeconomic disparities observed in ...

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