Trans-Competence in Healthcare: Emerging Realities for LGBTQ Patients

Cindy-Ann Thomas, Littler Principal and Co-chair of the firm’s EEO and Diversity Practice Group, and Dr. Thomas Robertson, Chief Psychologist at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, discuss how the transgender patient population in healthcare is one of the most highly victimized groups. They discuss a joint study undertaken by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force entitled: Injustice at Every Turn. Data from the major study showed that transgender and gender non-conforming people disproportionately experience discrimination, harassment, and even violence with respect to accessing healthcare. Listen to this podcast to hear a discussion and analysis of eight specific and startling statistics.

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