The first national survey of transgender and gender diverse sexual health has been launched to fill critical gaps in data and improve care for trans and gender diverse Australians.
The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey is the first of its kind and researchers say it will be a major step towards improving understanding of sexual and romantic lives of trans and gender diverse people.
The survey is led by trans and gender diverse researchers and coordinated centrally by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.
“Sex and romance are major parts of our lives. They impact how we see ourselves, how we relate to others, and they contribute to our overall health and wellbeing,” researcher Teddy Cook said.
“Given this significance, it is shocking how little is known about the sexual and romantic lives of trans and gender diverse people.
“We need reliable data that can be used to improve sexual health care, generate relevant sex education, support relationships, and guide policy for Australia’s trans and gender diverse communities.”
The survey will collect anonymous data on online and offline dating, sex, sexual healthcare, access to gender-affirming healthcare and more.
All Australian trans or gender diverse people over the age of 16 are invited to take part in the survey, and share the link with their friends and networks.
The survey only takes 15 minutes to complete, and those who participate will go into the draw to win a $300 Visa gift card.
To complete the survey or find out more, visit the website here.