Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals (LGBT) experience differences in receipt of health care services and are sometimes denied services according to a new report. Some of the key findings from the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) related to health care for the LGBT population are:
- Transgender people are more likely to be uninsured and less likely to have employer-based health insurance than the general population.
- Half of transgender people postponed care when sick or injured and postponed preventive health care due to cost. Among uninsured transgender people, 88% postponed care due to cost.
- About 30% of transgender people postponed care when sick or injured and postponed preventive health care due to discrimination and disrespect by providers. Female-to-male transgender people were most likely to postpone care due to discrimination.
- One in five transgender people has been denied services by a doctor or other provider due to their gender. Racial and ethnic minority transgender people are more likely to be denied services.
Another report by the National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force can be accessed HERE.