HIV Prevention and Treatment for Transgender Individuals TOP2BTM Presentation

Published: May 23, 2011

Slide I

Who is TRANSGENDER?
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Social gender ≠ biological sex
?A person whose gender identity or gender expression differs from that assigned at birth Includes the spectrum of gender nonconforming persons
?Not the same as sexual orientation

Slide II

Trans-terminology

Transwoman
– Born male, identifies as female
– Male-to-female (MTF)

Transman
– Born female, identifies as male
– Female-to-male (FTM)

Transman
– Born female, identifies as male
– Female-to-male (FTM)

Slide III

Challenges of Transgender Research

No standard definitions
Gender identity and sexual orientation no included in national surveys
?Transpersons may be reluctant to participate
Community surveys –usually convenience sampling
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Data on HIV+ transwomen merged into MSM
?Few data on transmen

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