Survey of Trans Canadians’ Experiences with Gender-Affirming Surgery


The Gender-Affirming Surgery Experience Survey was the result of a collaboration between the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at the University of British Columbia, and Trans Care BC, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Trans Care BC’s role is to enhance the coordination and availability of trans health services and supports across the province. The online survey had 337 respondents and was open to anyone residing in Canada who had undergone assessment and/or surgery in the last five years, thus accounting for people’s experiences since 2011.

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Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc

Co-Investigators: Lorraine Grieves, Dr. Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, Dr. Jennifer Wolowic, and Dr. Ryan Watson

Funded by TransCare BC (part of the BC Provincial Health Services Authority) under the grant “Transgender Surgery Experiences Survey, evaluation for TransCare BC”, 2016-2017