Transgender pride flag More than half of transgender and gender diverse people have experienced sexual violence or coercion, a rate four times higher than the general Australian population, according to new research. The research was part of the largest ever study of trans and gender diverse people in Australia, published by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. More than 1,500 participants took part in the Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey, which also found trans and gender diverse people experienced very high rates of marginalisation when accessing sexual health services. Teddy Cook, adjunct researcher for the Kirby Institute and manager of Trans and Gender Health Equity for ACON – a HIV and LGBTIQ health advocacy group – said health providers need to do more to better support trans and gender diverse people. Less than half of our participants said they’d experienced inclusive and […]