Advancing rights based health care in the Netherlands


Trans people and health care advocates alike see a big potential for further improved transition related care in the Netherlands. Two surveys have been held in 2016 that show the gaps in existing service and the desires/needs... [ view full abstract ]


With this paper we want to give suggestions for improved gender transition related health care service in the Netherlands. As the contemporary state is experienced as inadequate and health care users tell what they do want, we... [ view full abstract ]


We will highlight some outcomes of the two surveys and relate them to a mapping of existing trans* specific health care needs and facilities [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

In case of satisfactory political will we may see clear improvements over the coming years though given the political landscape we keep our expectations lower than our hopes. [ view full abstract ]


Any results will depend on a felt urgency and the effectivity of advocacy, hopefully supported by a growing emancipatory (attitude in?) trans* community [ view full abstract ]


The average level of given health care is relatively good but a lot room for improvement exists.The clinics will have to change their attitude to prevent growing problems with their service users and above all the huge gaps... [ view full abstract ]


  1. vreer verkerke (Principle 17)

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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