With up to one-third of transgender adults reporting discrimination in U.S. healthcare settings—including denial of equal treatment, harassment and even physical assault—advocates are starting an online movement to help gender non-conforming folks find the right doctor to address their individual health needs, Vox.com reports.

The movement is a response to a number of recently published surveys and reports that show the major health disparities transgender people encounter when they try to access health care. For example, a 2008 study showed that up to 19 percent of trans people lack health insurance, compared to the national average of 14 to 15 percent at the time. What’s more, trans people who are insured say they are regularly denied coverage for trans health needs, such as hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgeries. This form of discrimination is actually legal in 45 U.S. states.

MyTransHealth is one of the sites that seeks to connect locals with doctors who have been pre-screened, rated and evaluated by both site staff and the trans community for non-discriminatory care. The website will launch sometime within the next year, and is currently seeking funding through an online crowd-funding campaign.

RAD Remedy, another health care referral website for transgender individuals, is undergoing beta testing. The site seeks to link non-discriminating care providers with trans, gender-nonconforming, intersex and queer patients nationwide.

Other organizations, such as the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and GMLA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, provide searchable provider databases of trans- and LGBT-friendly doctors who sign up to be featured on their sites.

This is a big deal, say gender equality advocates, because good health care, and the lack of it, is one of the biggest issues facing the trans community today.

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