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Report Finds About Half Of Transgender People In U.S. Have Been Mistreated By Medical Providers

A physician assistant wears a stethoscope during an examination at the Codman Square Health Center April 5, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A physician assistant wears a stethoscope during an examination at the Codman Square Health Center April 5, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A recently published report from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, finds that nearly half of transgender people in the U.S have been mistreated by a health care provider.

As a result, many transgender patients have postponed treatment.

Calvin Gilbert, a nurse practitioner at Martin Lyon Health Services, shares what it’s like to be both a provider and an advocate for transgender issues in medicine.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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