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Kristie Seelman:

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Based on data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, this study looks at whether transgender men have the same rates of health care access and engagement in preventive health behaviors as cisgender adults in the U.S. and whether race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and rural residence moderate these relationships. While there are some differences for transgender men, these differences no longer reach statistical significance after controlling for other sociodemographic factors. Rural residence and having less education are significant moderators for some models related to health care access and preventive health. We detail implications for social workers within health care settings,


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Seelman, K. L., Miller, J. F., Fawcett, Z. E. R., & Cline, L. (2018). Do transgender men have equal access to health care and engagement in preventive health behaviors compared to cisgender adults? Social Work in Health Care. doi: