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Experiences and perspectives of transgender youths in accessing health care: a systematic review.

Chong LSH, Kerklaan J, Clarke S, et al. Experiences and perspectives of transgender youths in accessing health care: a systematic review. JAMA Pediatr. Epub 2021 Jul 19. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2061.

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August 4, 2021
Chong LSH, Kerklaan J, Clarke S, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2021;61(4):396-405.

Transgender and nonbinary individuals may delay or avoid seeking necessary healthcare due to fears of discrimination. This systematic review of qualitative studies of the perspectives of transgender youths identified six major themes regarding their experiences with accessing healthcare, including fear, vulnerability, and systemic barriers. The authors recommend several strategies to improve access to healthcare for transgender individuals.