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NY AG Takes On Transgender Discrimination In Health Care

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New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.

Eric Schneiderman's office announced the initiative Friday.

Staffers with the attorney general's Civil Rights Bureau will conduct training sessions at hospitals and medical centers around the state to discuss the best ways to ensure the rights of transgender patients are respected.

The reason cited: too many transgender Americans report being harassed or denied care because of their gender identity.

A measure to prohibit discrimination against transgender people when it comes to jobs, apartments, schools and public accommodations is pending in the Legislature.

© 2015 AP

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