Williams, who is transgender, has grown used to the drive. With the majority of medical professionals knowing little about how to provide care to transgender people, countless trans individuals across the country face incredibly restricted health care options. Williams is one of thousands of people willing to go far — usually to a major city — to see a doctor who has experience in transgender health care, or at least is not openly hostile.
This may include people who identify as transgender, transexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender nonconforming, agender, and more. The intention of this asterisk was to explicitly denote that trans communities are inclusive of a broad number of people, including non-binary people, people who do not have gender confirmation surgeries, and people who do not experience body dysphoria. However, we've come to believe that "trans" is already inclusive of all these identities, and adding an asterisk may unintentionally imply that these identities are not "trans enough.
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Despite efforts to try, transgender Americans cannot be defined out of existence — nor should they be. The American Psychological Association, the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, draws clear distinctions between sex and gender. It affects real people and real lives.
Listen Listening Transgender service providers say doctors are not being trained to deal with LGBT issues. Medical professionals attended a conference held by ACR Health and the Q Center in Syracuse on Wednesday to learn more about the struggles transgender people face in accessing quality health care.
As part of a series of editorials about transgender experiences, we are featuring personal stories that reflect the strength, diversity and challenges of the community. Welcome to this evolving collection. Hello, I guess.
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