Research Forum." Results from Chicago's first-ever assessment
of transgender health and social service needs will be released
today by UIC's Jane Addams College of Social Work, in conjunction
with the Chicago Department of Public Health's Office of Lesbian
and Gay Health.
UIC assistant professor of social work, interviewed over 120 people
from Chicago's transgender community, examining
their medical needs, HIV/AIDS knowledge, social support and various
transgender community is incredibly diverse, and not all transgender
people have the same health and social-service needs. This study
is the first step in understanding their needs," said Kenagy. "My
hope is that this study will suggest areas for further research
while equipping service providers with the information they need
to implement transgender-specific services and programs."