July 12, 2018 – Dr. Cathy Reback presented at this month’s Research and Community Colloquia series at the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV meeting. She discussed the results from two studies of transgender women in Los Angeles County using the same methodology and survey assessment, comparing structural determinants of health, HIV/STI prevalence, HIV risk behaviors, substance use, gender confirmation procedures, and perceived discrimination and harassment/abuse across a 17-year time period. These findings elucidate specific areas of transgender women’s health and risk profiles that improved or worsened across this time period. While healthcare access has improved, transgender women continue to face significant barriers to good health, indicating the need for increased attention to this population.
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