Transgender confab looks at health services – by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times

AIDS service providers tend to agree: When it comes to fighting HIV infection rates among transgender populations, one of the biggest obstacles might just be connecting them with health services, period.

A dearth of statistics exist to prove it, but it is generally believed that lack of unemployment, high rates of discrimination, and a scarcity of gender-affirming healthcare providers mean that many transgender people live without access to necessary medical care.