A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It’s Like To Grow Up Trans | The Huffington Post

A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It’s Like To Grow Up Trans | The Huffington Post:

“A powerful new series from Broadly is offering an intimate look at the lives and adolescences of three transgender young people, as well as the impact anti-trans policies and legal battles have had on them and their families.”

New policy allows transgender teen to wrestle boys, but not in high school events | WFAA.com

New policy allows transgender teen to wrestle boys, but not in high school events | WFAA.com:

“If Hurst teen Mack Beggs wants to wrestle this spring and summer, the transgender boy will only have the option to wrestle boys under a new policy adopted by USA Wrestling.”

Transgender children are at greater risk of mental health problems | Science News

Transgender children are at greater risk of mental health problems | Science News:

“Amid a flurry of cabinet appointments and immigration policies, the Trump administration has announced one thing it will not do: pursue policies that protect transgender children in public schools.”

Our Gender Issue Prompted Many Comments. Here We Respond

Our Gender Issue Prompted Many Comments. Here We Respond:

“We recently published our special issue on what we’re calling the ‘Gender Revolution.’ Humanity’s understandings of gender—both scientific and social—are shifting, and we wanted to explore and explain them.

We knew people would have thoughts and questions about how we chose to cover a concept so in flux. We have received thousands of emails, letters, and comments on social media that span the range of excited, horrified, concerned, and grateful. We’ve responded to the most common ones here—and in some cases, we’ve explained clarifications or corrections we’ve made to our digital editions. We’ll continue to update this page as the discussion continues.”

(Via. National Geographic)

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression:

“Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice or body characteristics. ‘Trans’ is sometimes used as shorthand for ‘transgender.’ While transgender is generally a good term to use, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person. The ways that transgender people are talked about in popular culture, academia and science are constantly changing, particularly as individuals’ awareness, knowledge and openness about transgender people and their experiences grow. “

(Via. apa.org)

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Hormone Therapy on Psychological Functioning and Quality of Life in Transgender Individuals

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Hormone Therapy on Psychological Functioning and Quality of Life in Transgender Individuals:

“Objectives: To review evidence from prospective cohort studies of the relationship between hormone therapy and changes in psychological functioning and quality of life in transgender individuals accessing hormone therapy over time.

Data Sources: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and PubMed were searched for relevant studies from inception to November 2014. Reference lists of included studies were hand searched.

Results: Three uncontrolled prospective cohort studies, enrolling 247 transgender adults (180 male-to-female [MTF], 67 female-to-male [FTM]) initiating hormone therapy for the treatment of gender identity disorder (prior diagnostic term for gender dysphoria), were identified. The studies measured exposure to hormone therapy and subsequent changes in mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety) and quality of life outcomes at follow-up. Two studies showed a significant improvement in psychological functioning at 3–6 months and 12 months compared with baseline after initiating hormone therapy. The third study showed improvements in quality of life outcomes 12 months after initiating hormone therapy for FTM and MTF participants; however, only MTF participants showed a statistically significant increase in general quality of life after initiating hormone therapy.

Conclusions: Hormone therapy interventions to improve the mental health and quality of life in transgender people with gender dysphoria have not been evaluated in controlled trials. Low quality evidence suggests that hormone therapy may lead to improvements in psychological functioning. Prospective controlled trials are needed to investigate the effects of hormone therapy on the mental health of transgender people.”

(Via. liebertpub)

To cite this article:White Hughto Jaclyn M. and Reisner Sari L.. Transgender Health. January 2016, 1(1): 21-31. doi:10.1089/trgh.2015.0008.
Published in Volume: 1 Issue 1: January 13, 2016

Jaclyn M. White Hughto1,2,* and Sari L. Reisner1,3,41The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts.2Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut.3Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.4Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.*Address correspondence to: Jaclyn M. White Hughto, MPH, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, E-mail: JWhite@FenwayHealth.org

Hopkins faculty disavow ‘troubling’ report on gender and sexuality – Baltimore Sun

Hopkins faculty disavow ‘troubling’ report on gender and sexuality – Baltimore Sun:

“As faculty at Johns Hopkins, a major educational, research and health institution, we are writing to express our concern about a recently published report that we believe mischaracterizes the current state of the science on sexuality and gender.”