A primary goal of the TransPop study is to provide researchers with a representative sample of transgender people in the United States. The study examines a variety of health-relevant domains including health outcomes and health behaviors, experiences with interpersonal and institutional discrimination, identity history, transition-related experiences, and basic demographic characteristics (age, race/ethnicity, religion, political party affiliation, marital status, employment, income, location, sex, gender, and education). In addition to being the first national probability sample of transgender individuals in the United States, TransPop also includes a comparative cisgender sample.
TransPop is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD R01HD090468). The study is also supported by the National Institute of Health, Office of Social and Behavioral Science, the Office of Research on Women’s Health, and NICHD as part of a supplemental grant for a larger five-year study, “Generations.”