A recently published study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine took a close look at the special needs of transgender patients.
The results may shock you.
While approximately one-third of transgender patients needed emergency care in the previous year, only 71 percent of those with self-reported need indicated they were able to obtain care.
In fact, many patients deferred care until they were desperate and needed to go to the ER.
Why are these patients reluctant to submit to care? And what is being done to change the phenomenon?
In this segment of ER 101, Dr. Greta Bauer joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the details of the study.