Feature Resource: Trans PULSE

Standard

The Trans PULSE Project is a community-based research project that is investigating the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario, Canada.

What Trans PULSE can tell us about trans women in Ontario:

  •  In spite of being highly educated (3/4 of Ontario trans women have at least some post-secondary education), 68% of trans women across the province live on less than $30 000/year.
  • 31% of racialized and Aboriginal trans people in Ontario have reported feeling uncomfortable in trans spaces because of their race or ethnicity.
  •  21% of trans Ontarians have avoided accessing hospital emergency care because of the perception that their trans status would negatively affect their experience.
  • 6% of trans people have heard that being trans is not normal.
  • Among the 77% of trans Ontarians that have seriously considered suicide, trans youth are almost three times as likely as their older counterparts to have recently attempted suicide.
  • 61% [of TransPULSE participants] who had been in prison while presenting in their felt gender were not in the prison appropriate to their felt gender, some or all of the time.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s