The Binding Health Project seeks to expand and contribute new information on the physical and mental health effects of binding. Within the context of this study, binding refers to the process in which an individual compresses or binds the chest, often for extended periods of time. While this process provides the individual with a number of benefits, the long term physical health effects of binding have not yet been studied. This survey is designed to obtain information on such effects through questions that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature. It is intended for female-assigned-at-birth (FAAB) and intersex individuals 18 years and over that have bound or currently bind their chests. It is the aim of the Binding Health Project to provide individuals, communities, and health care providers with information to promote the health of individuals who bind.
Our survey closed June 1st, 2014. Thank you again to everyone who participated. We recently published our first paper, which is available for FREE to read here for our community, allies and for medical professionals under the “RESULTS” tab. We are continuing to work on future projects and will post these as they become available as well. Thank you for your patience, and if you have any questions about our process please contact our lead author, Sarah P. at the “contact us” tab.