Three trans men or transmasculine people sitting on grass, proudly holding the transgender symbol and trans pride flag.

Art by Rommy Torrico, rommytorrico.com

About the study

Our Health Matters: Indian Trans Men and Transmasculine Health Study is a community-based research project. The study is led by a transmasculine Steering committee and researchers (trans and non-trans) from Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (Philadelphia, USA) and the Population Council (New Delhi). Project partners include TWEET Foundation and Transmen Collective.

Our Health Matters focuses on transmasculine people’s experiences in society and health care, and how they affect our health and well-being. Results will be shared back with the community and used to advocate for better access to health care and more affirming policies for trans men and transmasculine persons in India.

For the first phase of our project in 2021, we conducted 40 in-depth interviews to hear from trans men and transmasculine people in their own words. In 2022, we will launch a survey to collect quantitative (numeric) data on experiences of a larger number of people. The survey will be available online on this website, and in-person with trans research staff in select cities.

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