Research Reveals a Paucity of Data Concerning Gender Minority Healthcare Needs

Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
West Building, Level 1 | W183 B

This poster will be displayed in conjunction with the HIMSS23 Workforce ConneXtions. Posters will be available for viewing through the entirety of the event. Poster presenters will be available for questions from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Existing literature highlights a lack of national studies, a limited number of studies overall, and small sample sizes as problematic in determining the level of disparities Transgender People (TGP) experience in healthcare. This limits the identification of effective population-specific interventions to improve TGP’s health outcomes. Barriers to TGP’s healthcare can delay screening and treatment. Societal stigma and discrimination associated with reluctance to disclose transgender status, scarcity of providers experienced in transgender healthcare, structural, and financial barriers and unemployment, and the lack of health insurance further exacerbate disparities. Researchers must endeavor to understand the depth and breadth of this issue.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that barriers to healthcare exist in gender minority communities, and when barriers to healthcare exist anywhere, they most likely exist everywhere
  • Identify common themes in the existing literature that describe disparities which lead to healthcare barriers
  • Articulate where and how disparities lead to barriers to healthcare for gender minority communities
  • Participate in eliminating stigmas that fuel implicit bias leading to barriers to healthcare access for all communities
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TaMiko Condoll, BS
Morehouse School of Medicine