2019 Gender Affirming Healthcare Access Report
Why this project and why now:
We believe deeply in building a world where we can all access
our collective self determination. Self determination is when we all have a full menu of choices to decide how to live our lives authentically and free from violence. For trans and gender nonconforming communities the right to control our own lives is something that is constantly being taken over, controlled, redirected, and in many cases completely taken away. For us, most of our lives are lived in a constant state of reactivity to the discrimination, fear, and uncertainty of being trans in America; especially in terms of healthcare access. With our Healthcare Access Visioning Project we wanted to be deliberate in highlighting the barriers that trans and gender non conforming folks come up against when just trying to be healthy, and feel at home in their bodies.
We are passionate about healthcare and this project because we know that for our communities these are life and death medical decisions. We know that accessing healthcare can be a traumatic experience and we hope this project can outline a future where all trans and gender nonconforming communities have equitable access to the life saving health care they need.
You can cite this report by:
Ingersoll Gender Center, Healthcare Access. (2019). A Vision for Greater Access to Gender Affirming Healthcare. Retrieved from http://www.ingersollgendercenter.org/2019-healthaccessreport