A New Gender Neutral Honorific: “RP”

Healthcare providers are increasingly aware of the challenges that transgender patients face in accessing quality and compassionate healthcare. 1 Physicians should strive to reduce barriers to access by creating a welcoming and safe environment in their practices and improve their own understanding of the terminologies (Table 1) and health related issues that such patients may have. 1–7 Even the act of checking into the waiting room of a medical office can become a negative and humiliating experience if staff and providers are unfamiliar with basic principles of transgender care.

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