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Majority of transgender patients report negative experiences in emergency departments

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March 12, 2014
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University of Western Ontario
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The majority (52 percent) of transgender patients surveyed for a new study have had negative experiences when it comes to receiving emergency department (ED) care. In total, 408 transgender people in Ontario were included in the analysis that also found 21 per cent reported having avoided the ED in a potential medical emergency because of fear of negative experiences.

A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) has found the majority of transgender patients have had a negative experience when it comes to receiving emergency department (ED) care. The findings, by first author Greta Bauer, PhD, is in press at the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the official publication of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and is now posted online.

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The study used respondent-driven sampling, a methodology developed to specifically address the challenge of studying hard-to-reach populations. It relies on a snowball sampling, using current study subjects to recruit future subjects. In total, 408 transgender people in Ontario, Canada were included in the analysis; 214 female-to-male, and 195 male-to-female. Findings include:

  • 21 per cent of transgender people report having avoided the ED in a potential medical emergency because of fear of negative experiences.
  • Among those who did attend the ED, 52 per cent had experienced at least one of the trans-specific negative experiences asked about in the survey (e.g. having a doctor refuse care, or refuse to examine parts of your body) while presenting in their felt/core gender.
  • 32 per cent experienced hurtful or insulting language
  • 31 per cent were told the healthcare provider didn't know enough to provide care

"As far as we're aware, this paper represents the first published paper to examine the experiences of transgender patients in emergency department settings, and is based on data from our longstanding project, Trans PULSE," says Bauer, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.


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The above story is based on materials provided by University of Western Ontario. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


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  1. Greta R. Bauer, Ayden I. Scheim, Madeline B. Deutsch, Carys Massarella. Reported Emergency Department Avoidance, Use, and Experiences of Transgender Persons in Ontario, Canada: Results From a Respondent-Driven Sampling Survey. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.09.027

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