Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

This systematic review of literature explores the current academic literature that is available in regards to transgender teenagers, their healthcare options and the services that are available to these teenagers and any obstacles they face when seeking and obtaining healthcare services. This review specifically focuses on transgender teenagers and their family’s experiences and the lack of support given to them at different levels in different healthcare facilities. For this review a total of 29 articles were included in the final literature review and were categorized into different areas: the detrimental effects of non-accepting parents are explained healthcare options available, the limitations teenagers might face based on their age and financial standing, and discrimination faced in healthcare facilities. The limited amount of available research on the healthcare experiences of these individuals suggests that there needs to be a deeper discussion into the healthcare offered to transgender teenagers and their families.

Keywords

Medical care; Teenagers; Transgender people

Disciplines

Health Policy

Language

English


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Health Policy Commons

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