Crossing to Safety: Transgender Health and Homelessness.

Authors

Health Care for the Homeless Clinician's Network.

Source

Healing Hands 6(4): 2002. (Newsletter: 6 pages)

Abstract

This newsletter contains articles written to enhance understanding of gender variance and to illustrate ways in which clinicians can provide a safe and comfortable “medical home” for transgender clients who are otherwise homeless. Persons who identify with a gender that differs from the sex assigned to them at birth are at high risk for social isolation, physical and emotional trauma, chemical dependency, infectious disease, and discrimination limiting their access to employment, housing, and health care. Homelessness compounds these risks (authors). Available From: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, P.O. Box 60427, Nashville, TN 37206, (615) 226-2292, www.nhchc.org