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Recent increase in treatment requests for transgender care

1 January 2022 until 31 December 2022
Project member(s)
Prof. J.M. van der Vleuten (Anna) , Prof. H.H.J. Das (Enny) , Prof. W.J.P. Stommel (Wyke) , Dr Chris Verhaak (Radboudumc) , Dr Marion Wasserbauer (Platform Diversity in Sex and Gender)
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A strong increase in the number of transgender people (especially trans men and young people) has led to a strong increase in the demand for transgender care in the Netherlands. The nature of the demand for care has also changed. Various explanations are given for the increase, but a scientific foundation is still lacking. Good insight into the reasons for the increase and into underlying social processes is desired to achieve a better match between care wishes (from transgender persons) and treatment offerings. This study aims at answering three related why-questions:

  1. How can we explain the increase in (specific groups of) transgender persons?
  2. How can we explain the increase in demand for transgender care?
  3. How can we explain change in the nature of demand for care?

This project is covered by the Platform Diversity in Sex and Gender



  • Nijmegen school of Management (Prof. Van der Vleuten is main applicant)
  • Radboudumc
  • Transgender Netwerk Nederland
  • Principle 17
  • Transvisie 

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