European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Transgender EuroStudy 2008

This report is an analysis and summary of the results obtained and it details the barriers that trans people face when accessing health care. 

The work undertaken is certainly the largest and most comprehensive data collection on trans people’s lived experience to date. One can never claim that research data is entirely representative of a community; even less so when the community being studied consists of many small sub-communities, as is the case with trans people. However, as is detailed in the data analysis section of this report, the statistics we have on the profile of respondents do generally match data of the population of Europe (e.g. the percentage of those with a disability).