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
The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
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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.