Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults Face Barriers to Health Care—From Discrimination to Lack of Awareness on the Part of Health Care Providers

Very little population-based research has examined health and access to care among transgender populations. In a new study in the December 2017 issue of The Milbank Quarterly, researchers who compared barriers to care between cisgender, transgender, and gender nonconforming adults found that transgender and gender nonconforming adults experience barriers to health care for a variety of reasons, including discrimination and lack of awareness among health care providers on transgender-related health issues.