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Transgender People Face Challenges In Accessing Quality Care, Lancet Series Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Transgender people face challenges for adequate health care: study
“Millions of transgender people around the world face major challenges in getting adequate medical care despite multiple health issues, from depression to high rates of HIV, researchers say. The community remains marginalized, and laws and policies denying them gender recognition make access to health care even more challenging, said the first of a series of papers on transgender health published in The Lancet medical journal on Friday…” (Yi, 6/17).

VOA News: Lancet: World’s Transgenders Do Not Receive Adequate Health Care
“…Authors of the study are urging the World Health Organization to move the transgender diagnosis from its manual as a ‘mental and behavioral disorder’ to a chapter on ‘conditions related to sexual health.’ They are also calling for physicians to receive training about the health care needs of the transgender community whose health concerns include and extend beyond feminizing and masculinizing hormones…” (6/17).

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