Dr. Turban speaking out as a physician on behalf of transgender health, the importance of transgender research, and the right for trans people to exist in public spaces is a testament to the support that our community has from health care professionals regardless of policy proposals at play.
Sarah turned to social media to find a trans-friendly provider, and realized what a difference having someone competent in trans health can make.
How can survey questions be more inclusive of gender?
The STRONG study is the first of its kind to research long-term health outcomes of transgender patients in the US. The results will bolster the evidence used in developing standards of care and public policy.
What if there were doulas for health care? E. Kale Edmiston envisioned The Trans Buddy Program to help trans people access health care by pairing them with peer advocates. When navigating a system that so often leaves you out, having someone there who understands your needs can go a long way.
Allie’s eyes were opened to the intricacies and realities of trans health after a student-patient partnership allowed her to connect with a transgender patient for the first time.
Dr. Acquaviva believes trans patients should not have to educate their providers. She uses her experiences as a cisgender lesbian social worker who is often misgendered to help her fellow providers competently care for transgender patients.
Those of us who can must keep fighting for those who can’t. And those who can’t must keep surviving to demonstrate how powerful inclusivity, compassion, and kindness can be.
Jacob Tobia seeks gender empowerment in the professional world. When being visibly gender nonconforming raises eyebrows on the street, how can someone stay true to their identity in the workplace?
Top surgery can signify freedom, but does this freedom come at a price? For this month’s Featured Voices, Devin explores what freedom means for our trans sisters in the wake of increased visibility as well as violence.