Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV)
Thursday 31 March is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a day dedicated to celebrating transgender and gender diverse people around the world.
TDOV is also about raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to eliminate discrimination and other barriers to inclusion within all aspects of society.
Today on TDOV, we acknowledge the work of the Trans Health Research group headed by Dr Ada Cheung, within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Ada's team work to improve the health and well-being of trans, gender diverse and the non-binary community. They publish research on inclusive models of healthcare delivery, trans health needs, hormone therapy programs, and the mental health and wellbeing outcomes on the Trans community.
The group's research findings guide treatment guidelines, inform health policy reform and they have contributed to the development of new multidisciplinary gender clinics in Victoria. Their vision is to guide the delivery of equitable health and well being programs to enable trans people to live a life free from discrimination.
Whilst #GenderResearch is our core focus, as a leading trans health research group in Australia and authors of national gender-affirming hormone therapy guidelines, we are also advocates and passionate speakers, and share #GenderEducation with health professionals nationwide.
For more information on the Trans Health Research team or to take part in one of their studies, visit them on-line
For some headline statistics and graphs, visit this page
The University has a number of resources available to support inclusion for transgender and gender diverse members of our community that are listed here