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Experiences of transgender, transvestite, transgender and non-binary people in seeking health care

Grant number: 21/02850-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2021
Effective date (End): July 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal researcher:Maria José Martins Duarte Osis
Grantee:Lucas Augusto Walter Marcello
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí (FMJ). Prefeitura Municipal de Jundiaí. Jundiaí , SP, Brazil


People who do not fit the cisgender standards frequently suffer social discrimination. Studies carried out in North America show that gender identity affects these people's access to adequate health assistance. In Brazil, few studies have been carried out on this subject, however, there is evidence to believe that the situation is similar to that seen in other countries. Objective: To describe the experience of non-cisgender people when seeking health care. Methods: Descriptive and cross-sectional study with a convenience sample of people who self-identify as transgender, transvestite, transsexual or non-binary. Those who voluntarily accept to participate in the study will be invited to answer a structured questionnaire on the Google Forms platform. Data analysis: the frequency distribution of all variables and bivariate analysis will be carried out to evaluate the association between gender identity, sociodemographic (age, education) characteristics, time-related to current gender identity, current or previous hormone treatment, and the reference to having already suffered some type of violence, verbal or physical, during the search and health care; reference to having already been constrained to undergo procedures or treatments based on their gender identity. (AU)

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