Transgender people, like all people, deserve skilled, compassionate, and comprehensive health care.
Knowledgeable care can mean the difference between life and death for our community. TLC improves access to health care and the quality of that care through provider and community education, litigation, and policy research and advocacy.
Life Planning Documents for Transgender Communities
10 Tips for Working with Transgender Patients (for providers)
National Center for Transgender Equality’s Health Coverage Guide
The National Center for Transgender Equality offers a step-by-step guide to accessing gender-affirming care through insurance plans.
Legal’s Transgender Insurance Roadmap Videos
A video series explaining the process of accessing gender-affirming care through insurance, including guidance on challenging denials.
A surgery outcomes resource for the trans community, offering photos and first-hand accounts shared by people who have undergone different medical procedures.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. They engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.
TLDEF’s Trans Health Project
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund’s (TLDEF’s) Trans Health Project aims to ensure that all transgender and non-binary people can access the trans-related health care that they need. They offer a comprehensive tutorial to accessing gender-affirming care through insurance, as well as resources including sample letters, guides to finding providers, and more information about appeals and grievance processes.