Trans people who seek trans-specific healthcare – also known as gender-confirmation or gender reassignment treatment – often experience an increase in quality of life upon transitioning.

Many cannot afford trans-specific care or find competent or willing care providers. Others cannot or do not want to obtain a mandatory mental illness diagnosis, are considered too young or too old to consent to treatment, or are refused for other reasons. Also, many health insurance providers exclude coverage for trans-related healthcare or put up insurmountable barriers.

TGEU works to ensure that trans people can enjoy the highest standards of trans-specific healthcare.

To this end, we engage with European institutions and other stakeholders, such as EPATH, in addressing gaps in access to trans-specific care for trans people. We also support the development of non-stigmatising access models.

Transgender Europe and ILGA-Europe published in May 2008 the first comprehensive report on the experiences of health care by transgender people in European Union. This report is a result of ...

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