We have 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 summary report here Final summary report

You can read the full report here 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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