The purpose of this project is to investigate how the Standards of Care (SOC) guidelines provided by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) impact on the mental health of transgender people. There is concern in the transgender community about certain aspects of the SOC, the pressures it places on transgender people, and the effect it has on their mental health. You are invited to participate in this research project because you have interacted with health professionals for the purposes of exploring or receiving treatment to assist with your gender identity. We wish to survey you on your experiences of and attitudes towards the SOC guidelines in relation to the health care you have received.
As you may have noticed, this website has undergone a redesign. Importantly, the redesign is not simply aesthetic, but is driven by the new content focus: research. Primarily the website now focuses on documenting research on gender diversity in Australia (specifically in relation to the lives of trans and gender diverse people). Posts to the site highlight:
- New Australian research exploring the lives of trans and gender diverse people
- Links to current Australian surveys on the experiences of trans and gender diverse people
The pages of the site archive:
- Previous Australian research on trans and gender diverse people
- Previous international research on trans and gender diverse people
Given there are already so many fantastic Australian websites providing community and support information in regards to gender diversity (many of the listed on the links page), it seemed important to shift the focus of this site so that it can better address a gap, namely to serve as a research portal in Australia.
Feedback always welcome, and I very much appreciate any suggestions for publications to add to the lists of past research, or news of the latest publications or surveys to promote 🙂