Accessed June 29, This, in turn, has the potential to create safer and welcoming spaces for transgender people who seek medical care. National surveys and health-related data sets must start to gather information about populations of transgender people by including questions pertaining to gender identity and sexual orientation. Gooren LJ. Transgender people, particularly low-income transgender people and transgender people of color, have reported even higher rates of discrimination in accessing competent and comprehensive care than other sexual minorities. Transition-related medical care, otherwise referred to as gender-confirming therapyis designed to assist an individual with the adjustment of primary and secondary sexual characteristics to align with gender identity. Story Number:
As the US population ages, an increasing proportion of the population, including the transgender population, will become dependent on Medicare for access to care.
In order for Sailors to transition genders, they must receive a diagnosis from a military medical provider MMP indicating that gender transition is medically necessary and develop a transition plan, approved by their commanding officer. Beyond insurance coverage, access to care is limited by the dearth of physicians who focus on, or are comfortable with, providing care for transgender people. A modest but growing body of research has examined the efficiency of medical treatment.
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