Infographic: Health disparities faced by the transgender community

Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which calls on us to honor the memory of those “those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.” Violence against trans and other gender non-conforming people persists in many forms, including unacceptable health disparities resulting from discrimination and poor care. This infographic from Fenway Health (via Think Progress) presents a concise, powerful look at the situation:

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  1. Posted November 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    It is 2012. For God’s sake, can we please stop using outdated terms like “Male-to-female” and “female-to-male”? Trans women were never male, and trans men were never female. This idea that we once were prioritizes doctor’s assignments over patients lived realities. This idea that we once were assigns any portion of validity and reality to the idea that gender develops from being assigned.

    If someone is going to put “male-to-female”, “female-to-male”, FTM, or MTF on their poster, I would be happier if they threw their poster in the trash. Positing themselves as a point of authority, acting as a teacher, teaching the unenlightened masses that they could resist oppression and “do the right thing” by referring to trans people by their birth genitals, it’s infuriating. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to explain to a proto-feminist, fresh from college, “Yes, I realize that you read the term MTF on a poster about trans rights at a feminist conference in your women’s studies center on your university campus. BUT, that term is outdated, and wrong, and based on cissexist knowledge. Do not use it”.

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