Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

Publish date: 2012
Source: SAGE, National Center for Transgender Equality
Topics: Discrimination

Transgender older adults face profound challenges and experience striking disparities in areas such as health and health care access, physical and mental health, employment, housing and more. Research and experience also reveal that many transgender elders routinely encounter both a health care system and a national aging network that are ill-prepared to provide culturally competent care and services and create residential environments that affirm the gender identities and expressions of transgender older people.