Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) patients experience discrimination, harassment, marginalization, and minority stress at greater rates than their cisgender counterparts leading to numerous health and healthcare disparities that negatively impact wellbeing and access to quality healthcare.1 While in an opportune position to improve health equity for TGD patients under their care, many athletic trainers (ATs) report having little to no formal education on TGD patient care leading to a reduction in self-reported competence. As such, to fill this knowledge gap, the purpose of the first part of this two-part narrative literature review is to 1) provide readers with foundational information and terminology, 2) explore relevant health and healthcare disparities, and 3) identify the role of the AT within an interprofessional care team treating TGD patients.

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