In Georgia, 33 percent of transgender patients had some kind of negative experience in medical care, up to and including being refused care. The other types of negative experiences included being assaulted, being verbally harassed, or having to educate the caregiver on transgender healthcare.
Those figures came from national research that was included in the local study. The Georgia researchers also did a separate query on their own soliciting transgender patients. Of those patients who came forward to participate, fully 33 percent said they had been denied care at some point because they were transgender.