China: "I need my parents' consent to be myself"- Barriers to gender-affirming treatments for transgender people in China
Transgender people are largely invisible in health care system in China. There are no official statistics on the number of transgender people in China or the number of individuals who undergo different types of gender-affirming treatments, including hormone therapy and surgeries. Little information is available on the attitude and knowledge of healthcare professionals in China towards transgender people. This report documents the barriers faced by transgender individuals in China who want to access gender-affirming treatments and related health care or modify their sex characteristics to accord with their sense of gender identity.