Preventive screening refers to health care services, such as tests or questionnaires, used to monitor an individual’s health and prevent adverse outcomes. Generally, recommendations are based on the body parts a person has and the behaviors in which they engage. Because trans people experience disproportionate rates of certain health conditions, screening for these conditions is especially important.
Structural and behavioral factors put some LGBTQIA+ individuals at increased risk for some cancers. Cancer screening should be conducted in a culturally responsive manner and requires an accurate organ inventory (i.e., knowledge of which anatomical structures a person possesses) and thorough behavioral risk assessment.
Factors and General Recommendations
Fear of discrimination or past trauma within the health care system may account for lower rates of cancer screening and later diagnosis ...