A qualitative situational analysis of transition services for transgender adults in Belgrade, Serbia

Background

Transgender (trans) individuals encompass a wide variety of people whose gender expression or identity does not fit society’s expectations in relation to the sex and gender role they were assigned at birth. Some may opt for... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

To describe how 'The Belgrade Gender Team of the Belgrade School of Medicine' provides services to transgender adults in the context of Serbia, standards of care, and dominant themes in trans health discourses. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

A qualitative cross-sectional ethnographic approach used to elicit on gender confirming health care and transition services in Belgrade and current dominant themes in trans healthcare. In-depth interviews are conducted with... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Congruence between dominant themes in trans health care and practices of the Belgrade Gender Team, including non-binary access to services. [ view full abstract ]

Results

Expected results will assist in improving access to non-surgical transition health services for trans adults in Serbia as well as aligning services with dominant demands of trans advocates. The results identify the historical... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

It is expected trans healthcare in Serbia, as well as other areas in Europe, is not solely comprised of decisions by medical professionals but context and society as well. There remains room for medical professionals and... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Brogan Luke Geurts (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Timo O. Nieder (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Social sciences

Session

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