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  

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Patient Safety and Patient-Centered Care for The Transgender Patient

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


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

Discovery: Transgender/transsexual patients receiving medical care and hospitalization — whether for their transition or for other health care needs — have some concerns similar to those of the general population, but others that are distinctively unique.

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Endocrinologists and the Transgender Patient

Transgender individuals from the Trans Solidarity Project, in Long Island, NY and around the country were asked to provide information via an anonymous online survey about their experiences seeking out hormone therapy and their dealings with endocrinologists. They were also queried about their treatment experiences, and about office staff.

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

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