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Transgender Legal Services and Medical-Legal Partnerships

Resource Topic: Governance

Keywords: Legal Issues, LGBTQ, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs).

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Transgender people have unprecedented access to medical care, but pervasive health disparities persist. Widespread discrimination in health insurance, employment, housing and education, and barriers to obtaining accurate identity documents continue to undermine the health of transgender people. Health care providers play an important role in connecting patients to needed legal services. This can be effectively accomplished through integrated services of a medical-legal partnership that specifically meets the needs of transgender patients.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.