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Trans Health Research are a research group within the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne.
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Trans Health Research team members.

We conduct research with one goal: to provide robust evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse communities.

Our team comes from a range of professional backgrounds, including endocrinologists, nurses, social workers, and health scientists, and includes trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and cisgender allies.

Trans Health Research conducts research with one goal: to provide robust evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse communities. Every question we ask, every project that we do, every collaboration that we start, is aligned with our goal and must translate to better health and advocacy for our communities.

Our research findings guide health and wellbeing programs and services, treatment guidelines, health and social policy, and inform government investment in trans health services, including two new gender clinics and a state-wide training program for health professionals in trans health in Victoria.

While trans health research is our core focus, we are also authors of national gender-affirming hormone therapy guidelines and guidelines for trans inclusion in research, and passionate educators and advocates. We provide training and consultancy to healthcare professionals, government, community organisations, and sporting federations.

There is much more work to do, and we invite you to join us in shaping the future for health equity and a life without barriers for trans and gender diverse communities.

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An introduction to Trans Health Research with Associate Professor Ada Cheung. You can download the transcript here.

Let's Improve Trans Health Together!

Participate in Research

We run numerous trans health research projects and are always looking for new participants. Participate in our research here, and learn about your rights and responsibilities when participating in research here.

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We rely on competitive grant funding and donations to continue our work. Donate here, and read University of Melbourne donation FAQs here.

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