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Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Diverse Health in the US Southeast: A Quantitative Look at the Influence of Gender Identity and Sexuality in a Sample of LGBT Southerners

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In order to develop protections, interventions, and other resources to support the health and well-being of transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse Southerners, they must first understand who trans Southerners are as a community, and how they currently understand and experience their health and healthcare. This chapter contributes to this growing effort to understand the experiences of LGBT health in the South, centering the experiences of trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse Southerners in particular, to parse the effects of gender and sexual minority status on Southern health experiences. Using quantitative data from the 2018 to 2019 Southern LGBT Health Survey, this chapter compares trans participants to cisgender participants, to present an overview of transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse Southerners’ health perspectives and experiences across a range of health-related contexts and interactions. The Southern LGBT Health Survey includes a total of 5716 respondents, 1205 (30.2%) of whom identify as transgender, nonbinary, or otherwise gender diverse. Comparing the transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse subsample to the cisgender subsample from this regional LGBT community survey, we offer a quantitative overview of trans health in the American South, with special attention to the ways that race, class, and income impact factors related to health for trans Southerners.

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See Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

Table 1 Health care attitudes, cisgender and transgender respondents
Table 2 Health care attitudes by gender expression (trans respondents only)
Table 3 Health care attitudes by race (trans respondents only)
Table 4 Health care attitudes by income (trans respondents only)
Table 5 Health care behaviors, cisgender and transgender respondents
Table 6 Health care behaviors by gender expression (trans respondents only)
Table 7 Health care behaviors by race (trans respondents only)
Table 8 Health care behaviors by income (trans respondents only)
Table 9 Health care experiences, cisgender and transgender respondents
Table 10 Health care experiences by gender expression (trans respondents only)
Table 11 Health care experiences by race (trans respondents only)
Table 12 Health care experiences by income (trans respondents only)
Table 13 Health care outcomes, cisgender and transgender respondents
Table 14 Health care outcomes by gender expression (trans respondents only)
Table 15 Health care outcomes by race (trans respondents only)
Table 16 Health care outcomes by income (trans respondents only)

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Johnson, A.H., Nanney, M., Harless, C. (2022). Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Diverse Health in the US Southeast: A Quantitative Look at the Influence of Gender Identity and Sexuality in a Sample of LGBT Southerners. In: Baumle, A.K., Nordmarken, S. (eds) Demography of Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Minority Populations. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06329-9_6

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