How to Avoid Implicit Bias When Treating Transgender Patients

Transgender is a term for a diverse community—such as trans women (male-to-female) and trans men (female-to-male), gender queer individuals, and those whose gender identity or expression differs from the societal expectations of how they should look, act, or identify based on the sex they were assigned at birth. Many transgender people experience discrimination in their day-to-day lives that can affect access to healthcare. Transgender individuals may delay seeking medical care because of fear of negative treatment by medical staff.

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