Research on transgender people and chemsex
In Norway, there has been little research into trans people's use of illegal drugs, but the first living conditions survey with a representative sample found that as many as 15% of Norwegian trans men and trans women drank heavily at least once a week, compared to around 3% of cis people. If we look beyond Norway towards international figures, it soon becomes clear that trans people are also overrepresented when it comes to illegal drug use.
According to the largest survey
ever carried out on trans people, with as many as 28,000 respondents, almost one in three answered that they had used drugs other than alcohol during the past 30 days. Among trans people who work in so-called "underground industries" (e.g. sex work and porn), the figure was a whopping 68%.