Transphobia rife in sexual health care

Posted on: Fri 23 Jul 2021

Almost three-quarters of trans and gender diverse Australians say they have experienced gender insensitivity in sexual health care on at least two occasions, according to a 2018 national online survey of sexual health and well-being.

Analysis of these findings tells us that transphobia can discourage people from getting STI tests, so what can be done to improve the wellbeing of trans people in these spaces?

Researcher and lead-author Shoshana Rosenberg joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to discuss what transphobia looks like in the medical setting, its impact, and what medical practitioners can do to improve their relationship with gender.

For more information on where you can seek trans and gender diverse friendly health care services, get in touch with SHINE SA.

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Produced by Soph Landau and Shannon Pearce


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