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The American Academy of Nursing supports initiatives to address the health needs of transgender individuals (TI) and supports policy initiatives that reduce the heath care barriers that most TI encounter. There is a great need for the development of strategies and policies to eliminate the health care disparities of approximately 700,000 TI in the United States.
Carol A. Sedlak and Carol J. Boyd, Health care services for transgender individuals: Position statement, 64 Nursing Outlook 510-12 (Sept./Oct. 2016)