Posts tagged as Trans PULSE

Factors Impacting Transgender Patients’ Discomfort with Their Family Physicians

A Respondent-Driven Sampling Survey

Representing approximately 0.5% of the population, transgender (trans) persons in Canada depend on family physicians for both general and transition-related care. However, physicians receive little to no training on this patient population, and trans patients are often profoundly uncomfortable and may avoid health care. This study examined factors associated with patient discomfort discussing trans health issues with a family physician in Ontario, Canada.
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Trans PULSE: Wrapping Up

You may have noticed some changes to our website recently. After years of collective work to document the experiences of trans communities in Ontario, we are wrapping up our work on Trans PULSE. It’s been amazing to see all the changes in policy, practice, and community advocacy since we began our work. Our very first seed grant to build the team came in 2005, and we held our community soundings the summer of 2006. We collected our survey data in 2009 and 2010, and we’ve worked since then to get a wide range of results out in formats people can use. So many of you in the community contributed your experiences to this data set, and your efforts to making this happen. So many of you are taking our results and using them in your professional work and advocacy. Read more

‘Community Control’ in CBPR

Challenges Experienced and Questions Raised from the Trans PULSE Project

Newer forms of community-based participatory research (CBPR) prioritize community control over community engagement, and articles that outline some of the challenges inherent in this approach to CBPR are imperative in terms of advancing knowledge and practice. This article outlines the community control strategy utilized by Trans PULSE, an Ontario-wide research initiative devoted to understanding the ways in which social exclusion, cisnormativity (the belief that transgender (trans) identities or bodies are less authentic or ‘normal’), and transphobia shape the provision of services and affect health outcomes for trans people in Ontario, Canada. Read more