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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


GARCIA-ACOSTA, Jesús Manuel et al. Competent trans* health care, current situation and future challenges. A review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.56, pp.529-554.  Epub Dec 23, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.


We know as a transgender person who is not identified with the sex of birth, this fact still collected as pathology by the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (DSM-V) will cause inequalities and barriers At the time of health care.


To explore the difficulties for health care perceived by trans* people and by the professionals who assist them in health centres.

Material and method

Literature review.


Both professionals and trans* people perceive significant barriers. They could be grouped by diverse topics: healthcare inequalities noticed by trans* patients, prejudices and felt discrimination, specific health risks, lack of professional knowledge and deficit of training in current curricula. On the other hand, nursing with trans* patients may result in a facilitator.


There are multiple factors which can be modified and which produce that trans* people do not notice appropriate care. Appropriate training of health professionals is the one which acquires more relevance. The results found provide key information for the future design of interventions aimed at improving the quality of the assistance in this group.

Keywords : Transgender People; Continuing Education; Education, Nursing; Comprehensive Health Care.

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