Rescheduled: Transgender Public Health in Maine Through the Lens of Tobacco Use

Thursday, January 5, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


This presentation gives a detailed look at the current state of public health for transgender people in Maine. Topics of interest include experiences of sexual, domestic, family, and physical violence; suicide and mental health disparities; and barriers to healthcare access across specialties. This presentation draws upon data from the 2021 Maine Transgender Community Survey, the 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and the 2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey. The compounded health disparities of transgender people in Maine with multiple marginalizations are examined. We will use this to discuss health outcomes through the lens of trauma and tobacco use.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate health disparities impacting transgender people in Maine.
  • Describe systemic barriers to accessing healthcare for transgender people in Maine.
  • Describe how experiences of multiple marginalizations compound to create increased disparities in health outcomes for transgender people in Maine, including higher use of tobacco products.