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TRANSGENDER HEALTH: "How Discrimination Leads to Health Disparities in the Transgender Community,


Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, humans, safety, risks, illness, disease, ethics, protection, society )

JL
- 704 days ago - fenwayhealth.tumblr.com
transgender people face a whole host of health disparities not seen in the general population," including a greater likelihood of being uninsured or denied health care, as well as higher rates of depression and HIV,



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JL A. (275)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:33 am
TRANSGENDER HEALTH: "How Discrimination Leads to Health Disparities in the Transgender Community," Miriam Pérez, RH Reality Check: Fenway Health, a Massachusetts-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health group, recently released infographics showing that "transgender people face a whole host of health disparities not seen in the general population," including a greater likelihood of being uninsured or denied health care, as well as higher rates of depression and HIV, Pérez writes. She advocates for a "justice-based health approach" for transgender individuals that includes "educating the general public about transgender people to reduce stigma and disease discrimination" and "making sure transgender people can get health care coverage, and that [it] also covers the specific health needs of the transgender population" (Pérez, Huffington Post, 11/13).
 

John B. (175)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:31 pm
Thanks J.L. for the info and the link. Used the link to get a better view of the info-graphic and found more very good links with much more information regarding HIV prevention and Trans gender issues. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:05 pm
You are welcome John. I often use info graphics as the picture with a post to encourage people to go to the site for the info--glad to know it sometimes happens.You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Rita White (1)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:17 am
noted, thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:36 am
You are welcome Rita.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:51 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:54 pm
You are welcome Tom.
 

Rita White (1)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:32 am
noted, thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:09 pm
You are welcome Rita.
 

Sharon W. (4)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:22 pm
Thanks! In my opinion, transgender health is a too little topic- there are comparatively few transgender people, yet their health risks are huge! I wish we as a culture would realize that we impact each other´s health!
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:18 pm
Great insights Sharon! You are welcome.
 
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