Received: 18 August 2022
Accepted: 10 November 2022
First Online: 18 November 2022
: The study protocol was submitted for review and approved by Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of the State Health Department of Bahia, (PopTrans) (number 225,943/2014), and the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) ERC (DIVAS) (CAAE-49359415.9.0000.5240). All methods were performed in accordance with the Declarations of Helsinki. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants, who could withdraw consent at any stage of the process or skip any questions perceived as too sensitive, personal or distressing. In both studies, all the TGW aged 18 or more signed the Consent Form to participate in the research. In the PopTrans study, those aged 15 to 17 signed the Assent Form and the Consent Form was signed by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that worked with TGW health promotion as indicated by the local ERC. This NGO was responsible for the legal authorization of the minors.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.