The needs and trending policies of transgender health – by Emilia Dunham – Program Associate, Network for LGBT Health

When you think of transgender* health, what do you think of? Hormones, surgeries? Is women’s health just breast cancer walks and pro-choice debates? Clearly there’s more to it than that.

It’s common to have a narrow view of transgender health as there is such invisibility of trans health needs. As a transgender health advocate and with firsthand knowledge, however, I know that transgender health is much more involved. We have a number of health needs and experience a variety of health disparities.