There is very limited evidence on trans people's access to sexual health services, particularly in the UK. Yet we know that globally, trans women are at higher risk of contracting HIV and are more likely to be diagnosed late. Trans people in the UK are less likely to visit a sexual health clinic than their cis counterparts and are more likely to feel worried, anxious, and embarrassed when doing so.
'There needs to be care throughout' is a peer-led project that builds on the small pool of existing research on trans people’s access to sexual health care and is the first national study of trans people’s experiences of accessing sexual health services in Scotland. The research was a partnership between Waverley Care and Scottish Trans Alliance, combining our respective expertise in sexual health and trans people’s access to health care.
Join Oceana Maund from the Scottish Trans Alliance and Kevin McConville, senior lecturer and researcher at Ninewells, for our Grand Rounds. They will talk about the project, share their results and insights, and look to the future of care for trans people.