From inequality to better practice: Healthcare access in five European countries from the perspectives of trans people and healthcare practitioners. A 2016 TGEU survey.


Trans people across Europe face considerable barriers in accessing healthcare. In order to generate practical solutions to improve the health of trans people in Europe, Transgender Europe, TGEU, conducted a study in 2016 in... [ view full abstract ]


TGEU’s research for this project focuses on experiences of trans people when accessing healthcare, with the goal of identifying alternative access models and working towards best practice. This project highlights current... [ view full abstract ]


TGEU used a largely quantitative approach in two online questionnaires with two target groups: trans people who access healthcare and healthcare practitioners. Research was limited to five European countries (Georgia, Poland,... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The study will be measured by sample size and response, analysed comparatively across the five countries. Training for providers, based on the results of the survey, is being coordinated. The oral presentation expects to... [ view full abstract ]


Preliminary results will be available by April 2017. By surveying healthcare providers in each country, not only trans healthcare users, the study presents experiences from both sides of healthcare: trans people accessing... [ view full abstract ]


By April 2017, TGEU will have a preliminary analysis of trans healthcare provision in the five European countries studied. By also targeting healthcare practitioners, areas will be identified from the professional perspective... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Adam Smiley (Health Officer, Transgender Europe, TGEU, Berlin)
  2. Arian Kajtezovic (TGEU)
  3. Jelena Vidić (Gayten-LGBT)
  4. Julia Kata (Transfuzja)
  5. Isidro García Nieto (Fundacion Daniela)
  6. Edward Summanen (RFSL)
  7. Natia Gvianishvili (WISG)
  8. Aisa Burgwal (Ghent University)
  9. Joz Motmans (Ghent University Hospital, Center for Sexology and Gender, Ghent)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Social sciences


OS-1D » Social Sciences I: Transgender Health from a Social Science Perspective (14:00 - Thursday, 6th April, Mediterranean)

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