If you’re interested in starting a transgender health practice, you may need to hire a health care worker.
Transgender health care workers have a unique role in the healthcare industry because they often receive a lot of patient referrals and referrals from their transgender patients, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The reason is simple.
Transgender patients are more likely to have medical conditions than the general population, and transgender patients are often the first to seek medical care for themselves.
“If you’re looking for a transgender person, they are the most sought-after patients in your care,” says Dr. Lauren Leach, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and co-author of Transgender Health: The Practical Guide for Transgender Health Workers.
“They’re the most vulnerable.”
Leach and her colleagues created the guide to help healthcare providers make sense of transgender health workers.
Transgender healthcare workers can be as different from the rest of the population as you think.
There are some basic guidelines to keep in mind, including the following: Transgender health workers must have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which includes hormone therapy, surgery, and/or gender reassigned surgery.