The reality of care
In this Lamda Legal article, you'll learn about:
- Discrimination and substandard care
" In nearly every category, a higher proportion ofrespondents who are people of color and/or low-income reported experiencing discriminatory and substandard care. For example, close to 33 percent oflow-income transgender and gender-nonconforming respondents reported being refused care because of their gender identity and almost a quarter of low-income respondents living with HIV reported being denied care. "
- Barriers to care
" Nearly 21 percent of transgender and gender-nonconforming respondents reported being subjected to harsh or abusive language from a health care professional, and almost 8 percent reported experiencing physically rough or abusive treatment from a health care professional. Over 20 percent of transgender and gender-nonconforming respondents reported being blamed for their own health conditions. "
- Recommendations for change
" Require health profession students and health professionals to undergo significant cultural competency training about sexual orientation, gender identity andexpression and HIV status. "