Shukla, Vipul; Asp, Alex; Dwyer, Mary; Georgescu, Claudiu; Duggan, Joan
The transgender community has many unique health needs that are often inadequately addressed by the current medical system. Healthcare workers may lack adequate training to deal with these unique issues, compromising care. Healthcare workers must understand the major barriers to healthcare and heath disparities experienced by the transgender community in order to work to overcome them. This article presents a case illustrating some of the issues that may compromise healthcare for the transgender community as well as measures taken by the providers in response to this case to improve caring for this population in the future.