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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Patients & Providers: The Trans Buddy Program

Why does every region need a Trans Buddy Program? Transgender people face enormous barriers to care; we must navigate a cis-centric health care system that was not designed to meet our needs. This means forms that assume cis and binary genders, clinic staff and providers who have received little education regarding transgender health, and staff who might not be informed regarding new trans-inclusive policies for patient rooming.

What a great idea.  Read more from the author, Kale Edmiston, PhD is the co-founder of The Trans Buddy Program and former co-director of The Program for LGBTI Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


  1. What a brilliant idea, thank you!

  2. Thanks for commenting, Emma! Now, when are we going to see you blogging?


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