Today we launched our Trans Health, Care and Wellbeing Research Report; in partnership with our Local Healthwatch*

Headline Findings

  • 225 trans and non-binary people took part in the project
  • 205 people took part in an online survey
  • 20 people took part in interviews and focus groups
  • Age range from <16 to 80 years
  • Average age – 36 years
  • Transgender identity – 71%
  • Cisgender identity – 25%
  • Other gender identity – 4%
  • 27% have waited a year or more for a first appointment
  • 31% have not yet been seen
  • 33% of participants had a physical health condition
  • 47% of participants had a mental health condition
  • 71% of participants had sought help for anxiety or depression
  • 57% of participants had self-harmed or self-injured themselves
  • 71% of participants had thought about suicide
  • 40% of participants had planned suicide
  • 16% of participants frequently used alcohol
  • 5% of participants felt they used alcohol too much
  • 1 in 5 participants said they felt unsafe
  • 1/3 feel unsafe in some situations
  • 60% of participants had been called names in the street
  • 13% of participants had been subject to violence
  • 60 % of participants said they felt discriminated against because of their gender identity
  • 47% of participants felt discriminated whilst at work
  • 30% of participants felt discriminated against in the health care system

You can read the Final_summary_report

You can read the Healthwatch_Trans_Health__Care_and_Wellbeing_Report_03.04.18

*Local Healthwatch includes: Healthwatch B&NES, Healthwatch Bristol, Healthwatch North Somerset, Healthwatch South Gloucestershire, Healthwatch Swindon and Healthwatch Wiltshire.

 

 

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