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Bias May Affect Providers’ Knowledge of Transgender Health

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by Beata Mostafavi

People who are transgender face many barriers in the health-care system — from intake forms that use noninclusive language to challenges finding providers who are knowledgeable about their health-care needs.

But more training may not be the answer to improving competent care, a new Michigan Medicine-led study suggests. Surprisingly, more hours of education in the field was not associated with improved knowledge of transgender care among physicians and other providers, according to a new study in the journal Medical Education.

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