But other states, such as Mississippi and North Carolina, have moved in the opposite direction. Health concerns for transgender people Know the important health issues transgender people face, and get tips for taking charge of your health. Primary care of transgender individuals. For example, a federal court applied the Minnesota Human Rights Act 23 to a case in which a transgender woman was rejected as a plasma donor. A transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth based on the appearance of their sex organs. To be clear, without identification, one cannot travel, register for school or access many services that are essential to function in society. This content does not have an Arabic version.
Although the word transgender has only been in use for the past 40 years — as a community we have been around for thousands of years.
What challenges and prejudices do transgender people face?
Some choose to openly identify as transgender, while others simply identify as men or women. The movement for LGBT equality has won some recent battles, such as marriage equality, but others have flared up. Some transgender people identify as male or female, and some identify as genderqueer, nonbinary, agender, or somewhere else on or outside of the spectrum of what we understand gender to be. Health concerns for transgender people Know the important health issues transgender people face, and get tips for taking charge of your health. Trans Coalition, 44 percent of those who identified health as one of their top priorities said that access to transgender-sensitive healthcare was their most significant need. People should be protected based on both the gender they identify with and the way they express their gender. Instead, look for a doctor who is empathetic and respectful of your specific needs.
Philo Award Steven J. We're using cookies to improve your experience. While the visibility of transgender people is increasing in popular culture and daily life, we still face severe discrimination, stigma and systemic inequality. There are trans organization across the country that are consistently fighting for trans rights and providing needed resources, sometimes including healthcare. For centuries in Britain we were a mainly hidden minority, afraid to come out for fear of losing our families, spouses, friends, jobs and lives as we knew them. Experts recommend that you take steps to protect your health based on your anatomy, regardless of your gender identity or expression.