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Transgender Health Experience Survey


1. Principal Investigator:       Lauren Abern, MD / 617-629-6330 

2. Co-Investigator:               Siripanth Nippita, MD / 617-667-7000

3. Co-Investigator               Karla Maguire, MD / 305-663-7195

This is a confidential survey being used to learn more about people who identify on the transgender spectrum.  Completing the survey is voluntary and your decision about participation will not affect your healthcare or your relationship with your provider.

Through this survey, we hope to explore patients' experiences in seeking healthcare related to transitioning, specifically medical history, symptoms, health-related behaviors, beliefs, and opinions.  We will also examine transgender individuals' experiences with the overall healthcare system to provide more context for healthcare professionals.  Ultimately, this project will allow us to improve clinic protocols for the treatment of transgender patients.

No Protected Health Information (PHI) will be collected by completing this survey.  PHI is private personal information, including your name, date of birth, phone number/email addresses, or any other identifying information about you. None of the answers to any survey questions will be shared with anyone other than the research study staff.  Do not write your name or contact information anywhere in this online survey.

This survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please fill out this survey as openly as you feel comfortable!   All responses will be stored securely and will not include your name or any other identifying PHI.  Please also note that sensitive topics such as abortion, sexual assault, and family relations are addressed.

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the HPHC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 1-800-807-6812.


If you agree to take this survey, please click "I agree" below to begin: