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.
- community-based participatory research
- needs assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Medicine (miscellaneous)