Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Melinda McCormick

Second Advisor

Pamela Wadsworth

Third Advisor

Justice Bockover-Davis


Historically non-binary and transgender individuals have faced and continue to face a unique set of obstacles and challenges in seeking and receiving general healthcare. Within the US this is well documented on a national level. In this exploratory study we will seek to understand the experience of young adults in Kalamazoo County comparing their perspectives to the already established pool of information. This will be accomplished through surveying emergent adults identifying as either transgender or gender non-binary within Kalamazoo County and then synthesizing this data into an analyzable collective format.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access