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  Public Health England (PHE) is inviting all self-identified trans people (and those with a trans history) in the UK over the age of 16 to complete this survey about reproductive health.

For the purposes of this survey, we use trans as an umbrella term to embrace the diverse range of identities outside the traditional male/female definitions. These include transgender, gender fluid and non-binary.

Who is eligible?

This survey is one of three surveys PHE is running to gather views and experiences of reproductive health. This survey is specifically for all self-identified trans people (and those with a trans history). There is a separate PHE survey for cis men (due later this year) and cis women (which has closed).

Purpose of the survey

The survey’s aim is to help us gain a better understanding of your experiences, preferences and needs for reproductive health and healthcare. We would like to learn what works well for you and what could be better. 

We will use this information to inform the development of a Public Health England Reproductive Health Action Plan to improve reproductive healthcare.

How the survey works

The survey will take between 30 minutes to one hour to finish and the information you provide is completely anonymous and confidential. At the bottom of this page we provide a link to download a copy of the full survey to help you decide whether you wish to complete the survey, but you may also wish to read through the survey before completing it. As the survey download is the full version, please be aware that some questions may not be relevant, for example if you have never used emergency contraception, follow-on questions in the online survey would be hidden when you answer ‘no’ to the first question.

As such, some questions may appear or disappear on certain pages in the online survey, depending on how you answer previous questions. This is done to make sure questions you answer are relevant to you. If this occurs, the page will reload and refresh. This may occur more than once on some pages.

Creating the survey

We have developed the survey with input from trans community organisations to try and make the language and questions inclusive of the diverse identities and transition experiences in the trans community. We realise that everyone has different experiences and may use different languages, and we are aware that we may not get it right everytime.

Survey content

Reproductive health includes things like contraception, physical symptoms (like heavy periods, erectile dysfunction), pregnancy (childbirth, abortion and problems getting pregnant), fertility, screening (like cervical smears), the menopause, sexual enjoyment and relationships. The survey will cover these areas.

The survey will also ask questions on sex, reproduction, reproductive organs, hormones, transition related surgeries, and domestic abuse, which may trigger uncomfortable memories or resurface issues. These questions are optional and your participation in the survey is voluntary. Your individual answers are completely anonymous and no one outside the study team will be able to see them. You can stop completing the survey at any time - your answers up to that point will still be counted. If you need support with any of the topics mentioned in the survey, sources of information about reproductive health and related areas are provided at the end. You will not be contacted by the study team after you submit your answers.

Privacy and Confidentiality

PHE is committed to upholding your rights to privacy and confidentiality. The information you provide is in strict confidence for the sole purpose of understanding more about your reproductive health needs. Access to your information is controlled and limited to the study team. It will not be disclosed to any third party or used for any other purpose.

Further information concerning PHE’s Personal Information Charter can be accessed from: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england/about/personal-information-charter  

Queries

If you have any further questions, or any feedback on the survey to help us improve for the future, please contact Jonas.Thompson-McCormick@phe.gov.uk
   
  If you wish to read through a copy of the survey before completing it, please click on the link below:

Download: Trans Reproductive Health Survey
   
 
 
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