We know it can be challenging to find trans-affirming medical and legal services near you – and that’s why we’re excited to share with you the latest edition of the Trans in the South guide, from our partners at the Campaign for Southern Equality.
The 2021 edition of Trans in the South: A Directory of Trans-Affirming Health & Legal Service Providers features more than 400 providers from across the South – including primary care physicians, mental health providers, lawyers, endocrinologists, HIV care providers, reproductive health experts, and more – who report being trans-affirming.
This version is newly virtual and searchable – and it also includes resources about funding medical transition and helpful information about insurance coverage. Find a provider near you with the latest Trans in the South guide.
Trans people in our community already report high rates of encountering discomfort, discrimination, and ignorance while seeking medical care. Surveys have found that more than one-fourth of transgender Southerners say they rarely or never feel comfortable seeking medical care in their community – and nearly half said they always or often need to educate their providers about their LGBTQ identity.
Every transgender person should be able to access the health care, medical services, & legal support they need to thrive. This guide is a great starting point for trans people sharing resources to help each other find the services they need. Visit www.transinthesouth.org to learn more.