Transgender seniors not getting proper care – by Sean Pyles

A recent new set of recommendations released by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) sheds light on systematic issues facing the growing population of aging transgender Americans.

The report – entitled “Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults; Recommendations for Policy and Practice” – focuses on how insurance companies, Medicare and cultural stigma prevent aging transgender people from receiving proper care.