A Needs Assessment among Transgender Patients at an LGBTQ Service Organization in Texas

Natalie Polizopoulos-Wilson, Tiffany B Kindratt, Esha Hansoti, Patti Pagels, J. P. Cano, Philip Day, Nora Gimpel

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Abstract

Purpose: Transgender adults have difficulty accessing health care due to multiple barriers. This study examined the health care-related needs of transgender patients in Dallas, Texas. Methods: This study examined cross-sectional data from a survey completed by 62 patients who identified as transgender. Results: Many participants reported depression (50%) and anxiety (51%). Over half did not receive preventive screenings (60%) or health care (61%) elsewhere. One-Third of patients felt their primary care physician outside the clinic was not transgender-friendly. Conclusion: These findings provide evidence that transgender patients demonstrate increased reported mental health disorders and decreased access to medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalTransgender Health
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • community-based participatory research
  • needs assessment
  • transgender
  • underserved

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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