Trans-identified and LGB researchers from the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research (CLEAR) are conducting a study to improve our understanding of what stressors and resilience factors influence trans people’s physical and emotional health. These researchers, including Rylan Testa, Ph.D., Jayme Peta, M.A., and Kimberly Balsam, Ph.D., aim to use the information provided by all participants to improve medical and mental health services for all trans people.
The term trans is used most broadly to include anyone who currently identifies as any gender different from the sex assigned to them at birth. For example, the researchers hope to have individuals who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, men and women (as long as different from sex assigned at birth), two-spirit, bigender, etc. all participate in this survey.