Trans Women report into the access for NHS Gender Reassignment services
Edinburgh Trans Women assisted an Engender project called “Equality Counting”. An
Engender group was formed from trans women organisations and called “Women Thinking
Trans Issues.” The group identified the unequal provision of gender reassignment
services across NHS health boards. The group conducted a survey of trans women about
their experiences and also interviewed health boards about Equality Impact Assessments.
The results are a report which reveals that gender reassignment services are a postcode
lottery for trans women. June 2011.
Equality Counting was an Equality and Human Rights funded project to enable women
disadvantaged by a public service provision to come together in communities-of-interest
around specific issues of concern. Together they developed and implemented strategies
to advocate and action change and hold public service providers to account using
participatory action research and equality legislation as tools. Read the Equality
Counting Case Study - Women Thinking Trans Issues