Title

Primary care clinicians' willingness to care for transgender patients.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2018

Publication Title

Annals of family medicine

Abstract

Transgender patients report negative experiences in health care settings, but little is known about clinicians' willingness to see transgender patients. We surveyed 308 primary care clinicians in an integrated Midwest health system and 53% responded. Most respondents were willing to provide routine care to transgender patients (85.7%) and Papanicolaou (Pap) tests (78.6%) to transgender men. Willingness to provide routine care decreased with age; willingness to provide Pap tests was higher among family physicians, those who had met a transgender person, and those with lower transphobia. Medical education should address professional and personal factors related to caring for the transgender population to increase access.

PubMed ID

30420373

Volume

16

Issue

6

First Page

555

Last Page

558

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