Transgender Teens Suffer High Rates of Depression, New Study Shows

A new study shows transgender teens suffer at disproportionately higher rates than their cis counterparts, but hormone therapy helps.

The retrospective chart review titled “Psychiatric Co-Morbidities, Sexual Orientation, and Impact of Therapeutic Interventions in a Gender Non-Conforming Pediatric Practice” studied the medical files of 158 transgender adolescents who sought care at a pediatric endocrinology clinic in Miami, and used data on demographics and clinical characteristics obtained from electronic records. Those studied included 107 (67.7 percent) trans males, 47 (29.7 percent) trans females, and four (2.5 percent) who identified as nonbinary.

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