The prevalence of sexually transmissible infections in transgender people

Joshua D Safer
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50369
Published online: 4 November 2019

Transgender people may have a higher burden of both medical and mental health problems

The rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in transgender people are reported to be far higher than for cisgender individuals,1,2,3 but the factors underlying the higher numbers are not known. Possibilities include lack of access to quality health care4 and greater assumption of risk by transgender people because of their relatively precarious life circumstances.5

  • Joshua D Safer

  • Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, New York, New York, United States of America


Competing interests:

I served on an advisory panel for Endo Pharmaceuticals in June 2018.


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