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Why Corrections Isn’t Meeting the Health Needs of Transgender Inmates  

Author:  Margaret R. Moreland (Reviewer).

Source: Volume 19, Number 02, January/February 2018 , pp.31-32(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Correctional health systems are failing to meet the legitimate medical needs of transgender inmates. That is the conclusion of a new study, “What’s the Right Thing To Do? Correctional Healthcare Providers’Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences Caring for Transgender Inmates” by Kirsty A. Clark, Jaclyn M. White Hughto, and John E. Pachankis, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine (November 2017). Our reviewer Margaret Moreland summarizes the report’s findings and its explanation for the conditions it uncovered, including no or too little training, biases held by custodial and health care staff, and inadequate clinical competency in dealing with dysphoria.

Keywords: Transgender Inmates; “street” hormones

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