Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Persons' Health and Well-Being: Reducing Minority Stress to Improve Well-Being

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Abstract

This article describes minority stress theory as applied to health disparities and health-care experiences of transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) persons. The combination of stigma, social and structural inequalities, and actual discrimination events result in mutually reinforcing dynamics that drive persistent and stubborn disparities in physical and mental health for TGNB persons (Halkitis, Kapadia, Ompad, & Perez-Figueroa, 2015). Together with distrust of the medical system and discomfort of health-care providers in caring for TGNB persons (Smith & Turell, 2017), minority stress contributes to poorer health outcomes and reduced quality of care for sexual and gender minority populations. Ways to reduce health-care-related minority stress for TGNB persons are proposed, with the goal of improving TGNB health and well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-95
Number of pages8
JournalCreative Nursing
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

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Keywords

  • LGBTQ health
  • health disparities
  • minority stress
  • patient–provider relationships
  • transgender health

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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