Below are various statistics and facts about transgender people and communities: 

An estimated 750,000 Americans (about .3% of the population) identify as being transgender.

- Williams Institute / UCLA Law School

Recent calculations indicate that male-to-female transsexualism occurs in about 1 out of every 250 to 500 children born as boys.

Transsexualism is more than twice as prevalent as multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or cleft lip/palate conditions. 

Approximately 30,000 to 40,000 postoperative transsexual women live in the United States. 

Recent statistics from the Netherlands indicate that about 1 in 34,000 natal females undergo sex-reassignment surgery.  

Recent statistics from the Netherlands indicate that about 1 in 12,000 natal males undergo sex-reassignment surgery. 

1 in every 2,500 males in the United States have already undergone surgical sex reassignment. 

 Hate Crimes & Violence:

In the first ten months of 2011, 225 transgender people were killed around the world.

- US National Surveys Report   

Transgender women accounted for 44% of gay and transgender murder victims in 2009, despite accounting for only about 9% of the LGBT population, according to a 2010 report on hate violence.

- National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 

14% of transgender people report being raped.

- US National Surveys Report  

Three quarters of transgender youth report being harassed.

- US National Surveys Report  

Over 50% of transgender people report being violently assaulted.

- US National Surveys Report  

A nationwide survey of bias-motivated violence against LGBT people from 1985 to 1998 found that incidents targeting transgender people accounted for 20% of all murders and about 40% of all police-initiated violence. 

 Family & Parenting:

A 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey of nearly 6,000 respondents revealed that about 38% of Transgender men & women were parents, and at least 18% had at least one dependent child.

- National Center for Transgender Equality.   


According to a 2011 survey, 19% of transgender men and women in the United States of America have been refused medical care due to their transgender or gender non-conforming status. 

- National Center For Transgender Equality 

According to a 2010 Report on Hate Violence, transgender people of color are less likely to receive needed medical attention when attacked.

- National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 

64% of transgender people report suicidal feelings as a result of transphobic violence or trauma.

- US National Surveys Report   

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