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Geographic Access to Gender-Affirming Care

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


About the talk

While the extant literature has established the barriers to accessing care that transgender and gender diverse communities face, less attention has been paid to where gender-affirming care is provided and how geographically accessible it is. This talk focuses on a case study modeling access to gender-affirming hormone therapy in Texas, and looks at some preliminary data from a new study on travel patterns in accessing gender-affirming versus primary care.

About the speaker

Dr. Avery Everhart is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She is also a Co-Founder and Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, and Reviews Editor for their platinum open-access journal Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies. Dr. Everhart’s recent work focuses on access to healthcare for transgender communities.