Posted on 14th December 2018 in [:en]Press[:es]Noticias[:], Research

TvT team publishes report on health and wellbeing

Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team [1] is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.” [2]

Stigma and extreme violence against trans and gender-diverse people remain a global reality. In many countries, political contexts and legal and social persecution often limit access to data, while a lack of research and critical analysis add to our erasure and marginalisation.

Globally, there are wide disparities in access to healthcare for trans people. In some parts of Europe and Latin America, trans-specific care is covered by national health insurance, while in parts of Asia and Africa, it is unavailable and, sometimes, illegal. Furthermore, pathologisation creates abusive practices that violate trans people’s basic human rights: our right to dignity, bodily integrity, autonomy, and non-discrimination. Such treatment of our bodies and identities on a structural level enables and fuels anti-trans stigma and violence.

The report draws on activism and research of the TvT team regarding the health of trans and gender-diverse people in the Global South and East, viewing health as more than just the absence of illness. It builds on community-based research carried out in recent years in local and regional contexts as well as on an international level, including the TvT Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM). [3] We speak not for the trans communities but from within: our expertise and knowledge come from our lived realities as trans and gender-diverse persons, from a direct engagement with our communities and our shared experiences.

Lastly, the report proposes recommendations to decision makers to make a significant impact on the lives of trans people by enacting laws and policies that address our social, educational, economic, health, and safety needs.

The report is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, French, and Chinese. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the amazing activists behind the text revision, translations, and illustrations.








[1] See more about the TvT team at

[2] Lukas Berredo, AR Arcon, Amaranta Gómez Regalado, Carter Honorée, Neish McLean, Islèm Mejri, Simran Shaikh, Timofey Shenker, and Vaito’a Toelupe (2018). Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report. Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide project. TGEU.

[3] See more about the TMM at