Time: 10:00–17:00 CEST (tbc)
Location: Online Event (Zoom)
Link to programme
Aims and Topics
- Standards, Informed Consent Models, and Depathologisation: Exploring the importance of depathologised TSHC and adopting an informed consent model in the delivery of care and how it promotes a respectful and holistic approach. Additionally, the crucial role of clinical and non–clinical mental health support for trans people across all stages of the TSHC pathway will be emphasized and its significance in ensuring comprehensive care will be highlighted.
- Training, Education, and Quality of Care: Discussing strategies for effectively training and educating healthcare professionals, both specialists and general practitioners, to provide quality care for trans individuals. Ensuring that healthcare practitioners are well–informed and sensitive to the unique needs of the community.
- Intersectional Health Inequalities: The focus will be on understanding and addressing inequalities faced by trans individuals at the intersection of multiple marginalised identities, as they often face different and additional barriers. For instance, trans people with disabilities are often denied care on the ground of their disability while trans people in prison may have to discontinue trans–specific healthcare. Trans asylum seekers too may be forced to discontinue treatment or pay from personal funds to access care while awaiting asylum decisions. This session aims to serve as a starting point for these issues and will highlight the importance of further research into intersectional health inequalities among trans people.
- Organisation of Trans–Specific Healthcare Systems: This topic will cover optimising healthcare systems, including aspects such as decentralisation, guidelines development, cost coverage, monitoring and evaluation, and the importance of comprehensive health surveys.
- Challenges to (and Attacks on) the Provision of Trans–Specific Healthcare: Lastly, a discussion about the various hurdles and obstacles in the provision of and access to trans–specific healthcare, including financing, expertise, waiting lists, hormone shortages, challenges faced by minors to the provision of TSHC, political support, and cultural understanding.
- Overview: Presentation on promising practices and needed changes
- Community Engagement: Insights and reflections from trans communities
- Member State Perspectives: Views from government representatives
- Open Discussion: An opportunity for dialogue and collaboration
The event welcomes a diverse array of participants, including policymakers from national and regional governments, authorities and representatives actively engaged in healthcare policy and legislation, healthcare professionals encompassing administrators, public health experts, doctors, nurses, and mental health practitioners, as well as community healthcare workers, researchers, activists, and advocates. The invitation is extended to anyone with a vested interest in enhancing healthcare access and inclusivity for trans communities in Europe.