New OHSU Report Highlights the Needs of Trans and Nonbinary Youth in Oregon
Oregon transgender and nonbinary youth face complex obstacles when attempting to access medical care. A new OHSU report highlights these challenges, but also provides information that could help further state-wide medical care and advocacy efforts.
The report comes from a survey of 194 trans and nonbinary youth in Oregon and was part of an OHA-funded project by Doernbecher Gender Clinic and OHSU’s Transgender Health Program. OPS Member Kara Connelly, MD, is the medical direct of OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic and was a key project researcher. Her comments are featured in a Portland Mercury article about the report findings.
“I don’t know that there’s been a survey that’s been as focused on the experiences of trans youth, and focusing on health care priorities, as this one was,” Dr. Connelly told the Mercury. “We were really pleased with how many respondents we were able to get.”