My Experience at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
- Subjects seeking health care were denied equal treatment in doctor’s offices and hospitals (24%), emergency rooms (13%), mental health clinics (11%), by EMTs (5%), and in drug treatment programs (3%).
- 8% of respondents were subjected to harassment in medical settings.
- Very high levels of postponing medical care when sick or injured due to discrimination (28%).
- Over a quarter of the respondents misused drugs or alcohol specifically to cope with the discrimination they faced due to their gender identity or expression.
Ilene Corina with Jacsen Callanan Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference