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TEST_Fall_9/30 - TEST TRIP 11/30

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TEST TRIP 11/30
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TGB 2015 - Transforming Healthcare: Gender Affirmative Services in the Bay Area

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Transforming Healthcare: Gender Affirmative Services in the Bay Area
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California Bay Area
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We’ve heard a lot about trans people over the past several months - usually when they are murdered or being questioned invasively about their genitals - but day-to-day health disparities that many trans people face garner less media attention. According to Lambda Legal’s 2009 health care report, almost 90% of trans and/or gender nonconforming (TGNC) respondents experienced one or more barriers to care. 89% were concerned that there are not enough health care providers adequately trained to care for TGNC people, 52% were concerned about being refused services, and 42% said they lacked access to necessary mental health services. These issues, when combined with the overwhelming poverty and discrimination that many trans people face, often lead to decreased screening rates and later detection of illness.

In this trip, we will explore how organizations in the Bay Area address health disparities faced by the transgender and gender-expansive communities. These organizations will range from medical research centers interested in developing innovative gender affirming therapies, healthcare clinics dedicated to servicing the transgender community, public health and legal organizations fighting for legislation to create more space for gender diversity, and community and spiritual centers where the transgender community can find support. In learning from these diverse perspectives working in gender affirming services, we hope our participants will be able to develop an expanded critical consciousness surrounding how medical, health and wellness systems interact with members of the transgender community.

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Why are you interested in learning more about issues in the transgender community?
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Dylan Simmons (he/him or they/them) is a coterm in Community Health and Prevention Research and a junior majoring in Sociology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A queer trans Lost Girl of China who isn't a girl, Dylan enjoys drinking matcha, watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and lifting small weights with great effort. Dylan is co-president of Stanford Students for Queer Liberation with his TGB co-leader Alex, and he's passionate about social justice, sex positivity, Japanese culture, disability studies, and tea.