Towards Trans-Inclusive and Trans-Centered Harm Reduction Services

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Transgender people and communities, including nonbinary people, have specific needs within harm reduction programs. Due to systemic oppression, transgender communities are often more likely to face discrimination in healthcare settings and are less likely to be represented in the staff and leadership of the organizations that serve them. 

To eradicate health inequities, it is critical to develop programs and organizations that are tailored to address the distinct needs of marginalized populations. The following recommendations are designed to create more affirming and welcoming spaces that support trans participants at syringe services programs (SSPs).