Medical providers are becoming more familiar with the needs of trans patients.
Isolation and culture war politics made it especially difficult for LGBTQ young people, according to therapists
A new study published in LGBT Health found that 13.1% of currently identified transgender people have detransitioned at some point in their lives, but that 82.5% of those who have detransitioned attribute their decision to at least one external factor such as pressure from family, non-affirming school environments, and increased vulnerability to violence, including sexual assault. The study was authored by researchers at The Fenway Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) and is believed to be the first rigorous study of the factors that drive transgender and gender diverse people to detransition.
Transgender children who receive gender-affirming medical care earlier in their lives are less likely to experience mental health issues like depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.
“Corado pointed to one crucial word in the study that deserves extra emphasis. ‘What does regular health care mean?’ she asked, then answered the question herself: ‘Preventable.’
Preventable problems, including HIV infection and some cancers, kill many people in this community. It’s harder for transgender people to find health care coverage, because it’s harder for them to find jobs. Social stigmas aside, consider the difficulty of getting hired if your gender does not appear to match the one on your legal ID. According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Study, transgender people face an unemployment rate three times as high as the national average — 15 percent versus 5 percent.”
“The use of PrEP is growing but how well it protects is still being observed, especially in transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. The simple fact that transgender people have been excluded from past testing makes collecting important data extremely difficult. Only recently, have studies started changing how trans people, especially trans women are viewed and identified. In the past, transgender women were once placed in the MSM category (men that have sex with men) which didn’t settle well with them. Due to this, many were left untreated and refused to be a part of research because of how they were classified. However, studies and categories are changing and now transgender people and the use of PrEP is being recognized more often. How and if hormones affect the drug is the primary focus and placing trans people within their own category is important because of the percentage of people on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).”
“On Friday afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new rule regarding the implementation of nondiscrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It guarantees that transgender people cannot be denied health care by professionals that receive federal funding, and also that it is discriminatory to refuse them access to transition-related services.”
“Transgender people are at a significantly higher risk of having an eating disorder than their cisgender counterparts, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.”
“Brown takes great umbrage that he’s been characterized as ‘a transphobic bigot lacking empathy’ for his views — including his refusal to respect the name and gender of transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner. The case that he makes is that he’s not convinced that transgender identities are real: ‘What is the definitive test that confirms this identity?’”