Survey of Trans Canadians’ Experiences with Gender-Affirming Surgery Invitation to Participate


We are a team of health researchers from the University of British Columbia working in partnership with the Trans Care BC program at the Provincial Health Services Authority to improve the delivery of services to trans people who are interested in accessing gender-affirming surgeries. It is a priority for us to make sure that the voices of trans people are heard in the process so we are conducting an anonymous online survey. The results of this survey will be directly used to improve existing systems of care. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, who can be contacted at

The survey may take up to an hour (60 minutes) to complete. Questions ask about experiences with gender-affirming readiness assessment as well as surgeries, if relevant. This includes some questions about experience of waiting for assessment(s) or surgery(ies), interactions with health care providers, and the resources and supports available. Participants can choose not to answer any question, or stop the survey at any time.

The survey can be taken at

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