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Date

2019

Abstract

Many transgender and non-binary individuals are hesitant to seek medical due to past traumatic encounters with physicians and medical staff, having to educate providers about their bodies, perceived bias, and fear of mistreatment. This reluctance to seek medical care, and even to disclose their transgender status, can result in poorer health outcomes due to delays in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. An in-office training was designed to introduce clinicians and office staff to health care disparities facing transgender and non-binary people, appropriate pronoun-use and key terminology, strategies for creating a welcoming and gender-affirming environment for trans and non-binary patients, and useful resources and guides that can be used in clinical settings.

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Hinesburg Family Medicine

Keywords

Transgender, Non-binary, GNC, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQ+, Vermont, Healthcare Competency, SO/GI, Inclusive Healthcare, Pronouns

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Disciplines

Family Medicine | Health and Medical Administration | Interprofessional Education | Medical Humanities

Fostering Competent Healthcare for Transgender and Non-binary Patients

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