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.

 

 

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We must not judge others based on their cover we never knew if you have a problem they are the one who is helping you? They are humans and we must treat them and respect them for who they are unless they are doing a bad things to you.

It is strange to hear this because for example my country Turkey is a very conservative country but when it comes to health, nobody cares about if you are gay or anything. Every single hospital and health stuff are ready to help anyone. Besides any kind of medical service - except plastic surgery - is provided free even if you do not have an insurance. To be honest the quality is not good enough but equal for anyone. Does not matter if you are gay or a very Muslim married woman

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Hey well, with the health insurance officially being law since the recent vote means they can have a chance to have these issues checked up on now. will send this to female friend of mind.

We must say good by to many clichés. We use think when menopause arrives, women`s sex life is over. Also we imagine that older people have not sexual life and always speak about male sexual desire. Greetings Marta

Every people has the right to accept them for who they are I know it's a sin for being a transgender but we are also sinner as well that is why we to treat them and accept them for who they are. Being a professional as a Doctor or member of the heath service its your job to cure sick even they are your enemy.

I myself have no issue about transgender BUT I am not a transgender (I have a Girlfriend) and I deem they really are in many ways beneficial in a community. In our university for example, gays give delight to dull moments.

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I myself have experienced this. Honestly it is hard to get insurance, when you have so much trouble getting correct identification or a job. Also many doctors will refuse to treat you or don't know how to help. Insurance can get away with not providing coverage, so of course they won't. Add to that the embarrassment of being unable to afford to correct your genitalia and many transgender people just avoid any place that exposes them.

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Transgender people have feelings too. They are human so we have no right to treat them like this. We are very kind to animals how much more to a fellow human being. It's not their fault that they're that way. I agree with Marta too, let's say goodbye to cliches.

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Sexual Discrimination still existing in our society even we do not want to talk about it publicly. Since Obama's health insurance officially was being law, they may get better care and live a healthier life.

I found this post really inspiring. It's loney out there sometime for transgenders. I neded help with hair removal and got turned away but eventually got help

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