Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders

Source: Sean Kennedy
Topics: Discrimination

Learn why transgender-friendly medical providers are key to preventing compounding health problems and disproportional deaths in the transgender population. As stigma lessens over time, many transgender people seek surgery later in life, right when the aging process ramps up and surgery presents more risk. Transgender elders are arguably the most vulnerable of the LGBTQ+ population, given greater prejudice towards gender non-conforming people—a prejudice that also exists within the LGBTQ+ community.