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Study Finds That Early Social Transition For Transgender Youth Results In Good Mental Health Outcomes, But Unaccepting School Environments May Lead To Greater Risk Of Suicidality

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2021

This research brief summarizes a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, which finds that a social transition during childhood or adolescence is not harmful to transgender or gender diverse youth, but experiences of harassment based on gender identity in K-12 school environments are. The study examines mental health outcomes in adulthood of transgender people who experienced social transition during childhood or adolescence.

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