Have you wished for or received gender-affirming care during 2003-2022 in Finland? Trans rights organisations are looking into barriers and delays for gender affirming care. Answer our survey!
The survey is carried out by Samuel Salovaara, Master of Social Sciences, on behalf of LGBTI Rights in Finland Seta. This survey is conducted in collaboration with Gender Diversity & Intersex Centre of Expertise, trans rights assosiations Trasek ja Trans, assosiation of families with trans kids and youth (Translasten ja -nuorten perheet ry) and assosiation of transfeminines (Transfemininiinit ry).
According to trans people there has been changes in availability of gender affirming care. With this survey we aim to gather information about the situations where barriers and delays are experienced. The time frame is from 2003 to 2022.
Everyone who has ever wished for or received gender-affirming care can take part to this survey. Anyone interested will be offered the opportunity to respond to the survey, but if you are under the age of 15, we recommend that you discuss the matter with your guardian, parent, or other trusted adult before answering the survey.
By agreeing to respond to the questionnaire, you consent to the use of your responses for the writing of a survey report and possibly to subsequent scientific studies as described above. Please read the consent form carefully.
All information gathered by the survey is treated confidentially and is reported on in a way that prevents identification of any individual. Every answer is important and valuable! Answering the survey will not be of immediate benefit to you or others, but it can help in advocacy work to remove barriers to accessing gender affirming care.
Seta and the other organisations utilise the report and the results of the survey in their advocacy work. The results of the survey can also be used for scientific research carried out in cooperation with Seta ry in the future.
Survey is open until 10th of February.
If answering the survey raises awareness of the difficulty of your own situation, difficult feelings or otherwise raises issues and you feel the need for conversational support or service guidance, you can book a confidential appointment (also remote appointments) at the Gender Diversity & Intersex Centre of Expertise. More information here.
For more information on the survey, please contact: Kerttu Tarjamo, firstname.lastname@example.org.