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More than an apple a day: factors associated with avoidance of doctor visits among transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people in the USA.

Lerner JE, Martin JI, Gorsky GS. Sex Res Social Pol. 2020;Epub Aug 8.

This study used national survey data to examine avoidance of healthcare services among transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people. Researchers found that nearly one quarter of respondents reported not seeking healthcare when necessary because they anticipated being disrespected or mistreated by healthcare professionals. Previous experience with certain discriminatory behavior such as invasive questions, refusal of care, verbal harassment, as well as cost and needing to educate providers, were strong predictors of healthcare avoidance.