We asked: How can wellness and healthy living be advanced throughout a community?
Wellness and healthy living can be advanced throughout a community by access to affordable services, as well as open, honest dialogue between community members and healthcare providers. Devastatingly, 48% of transgender individuals avoid necessary medical care because of inability to afford it. In addition, 50% of transgender people report having to teach their medical provider about their transgender care. Healthcare providers need to be willing to learn how best to serve this marginalized community.