Inequalities in Access to Health Care for Transgender Patients

  • Bryony Whitehead Liverpool John Moores University
Keywords: trans, transgender, transphobia, NHS, inequality, access, stigma, nursing, primary care, community, UK

Abstract

Abstract

The last decade has seen a rise in the widespread recognition of trans individuals and a developing understanding of what it means to be trans. Although education is increasing across schools, communities and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom; are inequalities in access to health care services, a contemporary issue? Prejudice, stigma and discrimination on are the deterring fears of trans individuals when seeking health provision and interventions (House of Commons 2015). This paper will look at the campaigns, charities and Government publications on changing attitudes towards trans individuals; an analysis on care provision by nurses and health allies within the NHS, and the reasoning behind alleged transphobia in the UK. 

Published
2017-05-26
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Articles