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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. From November 2022 to January 2023, we conducted a survey to collect quantitative (numeric) data on experiences of over 300 participants. The survey was available online and in-person with trans research staff in select cities. The main survey report is now available here. We will share additional study results here – visit us again soon!