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When Health Care Isn't Caring

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When Health Care Isn't Caring

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. "


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