March 22 Thursday

Challenges in Trans Health: Legal Framings, Advocacy, and Barriers to Care

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Sterling Law Building Room 129
  • Open To The Public
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Please join the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, YLS's OutLaws, and Outpatient @YSM, and Yale Health Law and Policy Socity (YHeLPS) for a panel discussion on challenges in trans health.

Transgender Americans have long experienced great disparities in health care, with higher rates of suicide attempts, lower rates of insurance coverage, and high rates of delaying care for fear of discrimination. The Trump administration has made many headlines for its attacks on transgender health care, pressuring the CDC to remove the word “transgender” from its budget proposals and eliminating questions about LGBTQ individuals from national surveys. This panel brings together a lawyer, a doctor, an LGBTQ health policy expert, and member of Stonewall Speakers to discuss barriers to care for transgender Americans and policy options to reduce these health disparities.


Sean Cahill, PhD: Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute, Affiliate Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Sciences, and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health

AC Demidont, DO: Chief Medical Officer, Anchor Health Initiative

Pooja Gehi, JD, Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild

Participant from the Stonewall Speakers Speakers' Bureau

Moderated by Katherine Kraschel, Executive Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School


Sponsoring Organization(s)

Solmon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School, Outlaws, Outpatient@YSM, Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS)