Some important facts:
A large percentage of transgender and gender non-conforming people experience discrimination and harassment in multiple settings. According to a 2009 study from the American Journal of Public Health, access to a provider knowledgable about transgender health issues was the most reported barrier to care.
Health Care Utilization, Barriers to Care, and Hormone Usage Among Male-to-Female Transgender Persons in New York City. American Journal of Public Health. 2009 April; 99(4): 713–719.)
Of a sample size of 450 trans and gender nonconforming people, 65% of respondents reported public accommodations discrimination in the past 12 months. The 5 most prevalent discrimination settings were transportation (36%), retail (28%), restaurants (26%), public gatherings (25%), and health
care (24%). Public accommodations discrimination in the past 12 months in health
care settings was independently associated with a 31% to 81% increased risk of adverse emotional and physical symptoms and a 2-fold to 3-fold increased risk of postponement of needed care when sick or injured and of preventive or routine health
Citation: Milbank Quarterly, 2015 “Legal Protections in Public Accommodations Settings: A Critical Public Health Issue for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People.”
41.8 percent of FTM (female-to-male) participants reported verbal harassment, physical assault, or denial of equal treatment in a doctor's office or hospital.
Allied Health, 2015, Shires, Deirdre A.; Jaffee, Kim