Tips & advice for neurodivergent, autistic, gender-diverse, and trans people about finding & going to doctors — A downloadable guide prepared by the AWN Network (awnnetwork.org) and the LGBTQ Task Force (thetaskforce.org)
Research and community storytelling reveal
that autistic and trans people experience major health disparities in access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes for physical and mental health care. Many of us also experience discrimination, prejudice, and bias in doctor’s offices and hospitals, even in clinics meant to serve marginalized communities.
For autistic and trans people who haven’t had reliable access to health care, the processes of finding providers and knowing how to plan for disability-related access needs can be scary, confusing, and complicated.
The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network and the National LGBTQ Task Force are excited to share a guide for trans autistic people called Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital.
This guide will help our trans and autistic community members know better what to expect when going to doctors or hospitals, understand rights and responsibilities, and strategize for safety planning, effective communication, accommodations, and more.
ZINES: Self-exams and Check-Ups
RAD Remedy and radical illustrator Isabella Rotman are collaborating to release a series of health guides about self-exams, checkups, hormone options, and other topics related to trans and queer health and wellness.
Ten Tips for Working With TGIQ* Patients
* trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally. We are funded primarily through the support of our membership, and through donations and grants sponsored by non-commercial sources.