Analysis Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Community

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Growing up, when children had to go to the doctor, they may have felt anxiety and fear –perhaps due to vaccinations—as they grow older those emotions tend to fade away. However, for some groups of patients, those emotions still thrive; for completely different reasons. The patients that are being specifically referred to are transgendered. In the United States it’s observed to have become more accepting towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community through marriage laws, policies of protection, among others.
Nevertheless, due to this recent acceptance there is a lack of research or knowledge on the subject of the LGBT – emphasis on the T – and that can be damaging to the person; particularly when involving health-care (Lim, Brown, & Justin Kim, 2014). Transgender patients may enter a doctor’s office with the possibility of having to educate their provider or face discrimination from their provider; these are the reasons that the patient may experience fear and anxiety (Belluardo-Crosby & Lillis, 2012; Dowshen, Nguyen, Gilbert, Feiler, & Margo, 2014; Rondahl, 2009).
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Conversely, the average transgender patient will on average have appointments with health-care providers considerably less, due to a number of factors; in particular, a lack of insurance, a lack of knowledge to provide proper care, and discrimination (Belluardo-Crosby & Lillis, 2012; Stepleman, 2005). The lack of maintenance for health leads to more issues for the supposed-to-be patient; the patient has not only refrained from treatment for transgender specific health issues, but have also endangered their common health (Dysart-Gale, 2010; Lim et al., 2014; Roberts & Fantz, 2014). If the patient is unwilling to see a health-care provider due to a past experience, they are less likely to make an appointment and avoid possible outcomes altogether (Lim et al.,

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