The state of general health and post-surgical care for transgender people in the U.S. prison system who have had Gender Affirming Surgery (GAS): Where are we and what challenges do we face?

Background

The need for, and right to, medical and surgical care as treatment for gender dysphoria is increasingly recognized in the U.S. This is reflected in Federal, state, and commercial health policies that have eliminated... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

1. We review the challenges that transgender people entering the prison face, and examine the current policies of the U.S. Federal and State prison systems that guide how transgender people are housed and cared for under the... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Review of Federal and State prison legal and procedural policies governing the housing and care of transgender people. Review of common care practices related to transgender care in general and pre and post-genital gender... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Policy and practices review, and interviews. [ view full abstract ]

Results

Currently, in the U.S., there is no formal policy governing the assignment of trans people to gender congruent prisons. Trans people are assigned to prisons based on the presence or absence of a penis (specifically). Active... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Within the U.S., and presumably a majority of other countries, there is no provision for assignment of inmates to a gender congruent prison. In addition to the negative effect such policies have on trans inmates basic... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Maurice Garcia (University of California San Francisco)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Law

Session

PS-5 » E-Posters Surgery (1) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Adriatic)

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