Transgender people avoid emergency departments

The majority of transgender patients receiving care in emergency departments report negative experiences, new research shows.

The study, led by Greta Bauer, examined the experiences of 408 transgender people living in Canada.

The study found 21% of transgender people avoided a trip to the emergency department because of fear of negative experiences. More than half of those who avoided care had experienced trans-specific negative experiences in the past, including having a doctor refuse care or being subject to verbal abuse.

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