Health & Legal Services

Guidance is needed for the health procedures and guidelines especially with the ambiguity about the legal processes related to transpersons. Due to the lack of clarity and enforcement, transpersons are subjected to harassment and public scrutiny even at places such as health clinic and government offices.

TWEET makes sure that each individual that seeks our support gets it. We provide the necessary information regarding their legal rights, resources, and even in-person assistance where project officers, who are also from the trans community, accompany individuals to their appointments. We’re here for all kinds of support.

  • Getting one’s name & gender documents changed
  • Securing GID certificate from trans-friendly doctors
  • Support during doctor consultations and surgeries
  • Counseling to individual and family
INITIATIVES & EVENTS : 

1. Health Discussion with Dr. Ayden 

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Dr. Ayden Scheim is a social epidemiologist with 15 years of experience leading community-based research on the health and human rights of trans communities. He is co-Principal Investigator of Trans PULSE Canada, a CIHR-funded national study of transgender adults in Canada. Being a transman himself, he discussed with the community about the misconceptions about trans health and also initiated a discussion about importance of scientific research in policy development.

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Talk on Sex and Sexuality

There is very less to no information about sex, sexuality and sexual health of transmen which often makes it hard for transmen to understand their sexual lives. We wanted to initiate the conversation about this topic. There are many misconception and speculation about this topic.