UK HIV and sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), announces its launch of a new health and wellbeing advice service for transgender people.

Following the international popularity of its two Trans Health Matters guides last year, the charity has expanded the sections of its site catered to the trans community.

Michelle Ross, THT Trans Awareness Co-ordinator, said: “Following the publication of Trans Health Matters, we were swamped with requests from hundreds of trans people.

“What really stood out was how many of these requests came from other parts of the world.

“We always suspected there was a broader need for this kind of targeted information, and that’s why we’re thrilled that these new web pages will reach trans people all over the globe and support them to make more informed life choices which enhance their health, wellbeing and happiness”.

With support specifically tailored to both trans women and trans men, the extensive information and advice available ranges from body image, preventing HIV, relationships, and wellbeing, to civil and human rights.

The new support service also includes first person accounts written by transmen and trans women, with easily accessible links to helplines and forums to find help online.