The Williams Institute
The Legal Needs of Transgender Women Living with HIV: Evaluating Access to Justice in Los Angeles
- Author(s): Miyashita, Ayako
- Hasenbush, Amira
- Sears, Brad
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Legal-Needs-of-Transgender-Women-Living-with-HIV-November-2015.pdf
This report summarizes findings of the Legal Assessment of Needs Study (“LeAN Study”) – an online survey with 387 respondents who identified as people living with HIV/AIDS – for transgender women living with HIV in Los Angeles County. We describe respondents’ legal needs, respondents’ experiences getting assistance for identified legal needs from both legal and non-legal sources, and barriers respondents faced in accessing assistance from both legal and non-legal sources. We describe differences and similarities between transgender women and all other respondents. Finally, we discuss how these legal needs may relate to health access and health status.