Transphobia rather than education predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care

  title={Transphobia rather than education predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care},
  author={Daphna Stroumsa and Deirdre A. Shires and Caroline R. Richardson and Kim Jaffee and Michael R. Woodford},
  journal={Medical Education},
Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) patients face significant hurdles in accessing affirming, knowledgeable care. Lack of provider knowledge presents a substantial barrier to both primary and transition‐related care and may deter patients from seeking health care. Little is known about factors that affect provider knowledge or whether exposure to TGD health content during training is associated with improved knowledge among providers. Using the TGD Healthcare Knowledge Scale, this study aimed… 

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