National Transgender Discrimination Survey

2016 National Center for Transgender Equality

​In 2016, NCTE completed a second iteration of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS), that measures how things are now and how they have changed over the past five years since the release of the NTDS. With almost 28,000 respondents, the USTS is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. Read the report at

Probing The Complexities Of Transgender Mental Health  
March 2016
Experiencing the world as a different gender than the one assigned to you at birth can take a toll. Nearly all research into transgender individuals' mental health shows poorer outcomes. A study looking specifically at transgender  women, predominantly women of color, only further confirms that reality.

Injustice at Every Turn

A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey  

Below Are Additional Helpful Information and Resources

Patient Safety and Patient Centered Care & The Transgender Patient

This is part of a series from the Pulse Patient Safety Advisory Council.


Objective: Learning the needs of the transgender / transsexual patient during their medical care and hospitalization.

Discovery: The needs of the transgender/transsexual patient during medical care and hospitalization whether for their transition or other health care needs have both similar concerns and unique distinctions from, the general population.

Read the full report here

Endocrinologist and the Transgender Patient

Transgender individuals from the Trans Solidarity Project, Long Island, New York and around the country were asked to provide information regarding their experiences with seeking out hormone therapy and their dealing with endocrinologists, their treatment experiences, and office staff. This was accomplished utilizing an anonymous online survey.

Participants were chosen based upon their association with online social groups and are self-identified as being transgender. This information was gathered to empower transitioning transgender patients with information on what to expect when seeing an endocrinologist. Additionally, this document could provide a primer for new medical providers who are looking to serve the transgender community

Read the reporthere

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through education, advocacy, and support.

We envision a world in which the patient's voice is heard and no one is harmed by healthcare.