FGD Report

Key Issues, Needs and Concerns of Filipino Transgender Women on the Accessibility and Delivery of Transgender Health Services

The Global Fund multi-country Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia (SKPA) Program, implemented in the Philippines by LoveYourself, will be conducting a demonstration study on Gender Affirming Hormone Treatment (GAHT), formerly referred to as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), among transgender women in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. To inform the development of the study, a formative assessment activity was undertaken to assess the environment and determine and address the needs and concerns of Filipino transgender women in terms of gender affirmative care and other transgender sexual health services.

This report summarizes the key findings of SKPA’s three focus group discussions (FGDs) conducted with 15 transgender women participants that were held online at Zoom from July 30 to August 1, 2020.