Enhancing transgender health care

Am J Public Health. 2001 Jun;91(6):869-72. doi: 10.2105/ajph.91.6.869.


As awareness of transgender men and women grows among health care educators, researchers, policymakers, and clinicians of all types, the need to create more inclusive settings also grows. Greater sensitivity and relevant information and services are required in dealing with transgender men and women. These individuals need their identities to be recognized as authentic, they need better access to health care resources, and they need education and prevention material appropriate to their experience. In addition, a need exists for activities designed to enhance understanding of transgender health issues and to spur innovation.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology
  • Prejudice*
  • Public Health Practice
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Behavior / classification
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology
  • Social Identification
  • Transsexualism / classification*
  • Transsexualism / psychology
  • United States / epidemiology