FRA transgender health data discussed at European Trans Health conference

FRA research covering transgender health was discussed at the first conference of the European Professional Association for Transgender Health in Ghent from 12-14 March.

The event attracted 350 participants from 31 different countries, including healthcare providers, civil society representatives, policy makers and academics. A FRA expert presented data from FRA’s EU LGBT survey via a video message on the obstacles trans people face in accessing healthcare. The survey findings revealed that one in five transgender respondents who accessed healthcare services (22%) or social services (19%) in the year preceding the survey felt personally discriminated against by healthcare or social service personnel because of being trans.