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Ann Fam Med. 2018 Nov;16(6):555-558. doi: 10.1370/afm.2298.

Primary Care Clinicians' Willingness to Care for Transgender Patients.

Author information

1
School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan shiresde@msu.edu.
2
Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan.
3
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
4
School of Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
5
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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.

KEYWORDS:

Papanicolaou test; primary health care; transgender persons

PMID:
30420373
PMCID:
PMC6231925
DOI:
10.1370/afm.2298
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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