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The state of play for trans health in Victoria and Australia – with Dr. Ada Cheung 

March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility and is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

In the lead up to the day Michael talks with Dr. Ada Cheung from Trans Medical Research at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Cheung currently leads a research group to improve health outcomes through medical research, education and advocacy. Her research predominantly focuses on understanding the effects of gender-affirming hormone treatments in transgender people.

TransFormations

Dr. Cheung presented at the TransFormations forum presented by Thorne Harbour Health, Equinox, Cancer Council Victoria, and Trans Medical Research. If you missed the forum, held March 27th, Dr. Cheung is here to fill you in!

During this episode, Michael and Dr. Cheung touch on a few resources out there about trans health, including:

You can also feedback to Dr. Cheung anonymously as to what kind of Australia you envision as a trans or gender diverse person via this survey:  bit.ly/2HINwLk

 

This show, Episode #663 originally aired Thursday 28th March 2019.

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About the author: Michael

 

Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.
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- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!
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Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.

 

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