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According to Lale Say, Coordinator of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, the reclassification will “reduce the stigma” while ensuring “access to necessary health interventions.” Indeed, discrimination is a major barrier to accessing prevention services, HIV testing, treatment and care for transgender people. According to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in the US “nearly a quarter [of transgender people] say they have avoided doctors or health care out of concern they would be discriminated against (22%), and 31% say they have no regular doctor or form of health care.” In many countries, the number of transgender people not seeking care or being denied care is higher.