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- A mobile app called TranZap connects transgender patients with healthcare providers who are gender-affirming and practice inclusivity.
- How will this app help increase access to safer healthcare practitioners for the LGBTQIA community?
- Learn more from this report on gaps in LGBTQ healthcare systems.
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A new app called TranZap aims to connect trans people with gender-affirming healthcare providers.
The TranZap, the first of its kind in the area of healthcare technology, will collate shared experiences, either good or bad, of healthcare providers that trans people have visited. Other trans patients will rate and review these experiences, building a platform to provide the necessary information to make better-informed decisions about whom to see for medical needs.
There will also be a referral program where healthcare providers can refer their patients to provide feedback on their service on the app.
The app is set to beta launch in October.
“As a transgender person myself, it has been daunting navigating the healthcare system with many providers who still need to be educated on the basic medical needs of trans individuals,” says app co-creator Taylor Chiang, a second-year medical student at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
“This can make it difficult and stressful for many trans patients, and I hope that this app will help provide the needed resources to help direct people to the right gender-affirming HCP.”
Read the full article about inclusive healthcare providers by Modesta Alobawone at Futurity.