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The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist

A leading scientist describes his life, his gender transition, his scientific work, and his advocacy for gender equality in science. Ben Barres was known for his groundbreaking scientific work and for his groundbreaking advocacy for gender equality in science. In this book, completed shortly before his death from pancreatic cancer in December 2017, Barres (born…

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Worldwide burden of HIV in transgender women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Previous systematic reviews have identified a high prevalence of HIV infection in transgender women in the USA and in those who sell sex (compared with both female and male sex workers). However, little is known about the burden of HIV infection in transgender women worldwide. We aimed to better assess the relative HIV burden in…

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Family Rejection as a Predictor of Suicide Attempts and Substance Misuse Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults

Purpose: We examined associations between family rejection and risk of suicide attempts and substance misuse among a national sample of transgender and gender nonconforming adults. Methods: Data were drawn from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (N = 6456). This secondary analysis was restricted to 3458 individuals who self-identified as transgender or gender nonconforming and pro-…

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Transgender Patient Perceptions of Stigma in Health Care Contexts

Objectives: Transgender individuals, or those who cross or tran- scend sex categories, commonly experience stigma and discrim- ination. Anecdotal evidence indicates that this transphobia manifests in health care settings, but few studies address the forms of mistreatment experienced in this context. This study was de- signed to explore transgender patients’ experiences with health care. This…

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Suicidal ideation in transgender people: Gender minority stress and interpersonal theory factors.

Research has revealed alarmingly high rates of suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempts among transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people. This study aims to analyze the role of factors from the gender minority stress and resilience (GMSR) model (Testa, Habarth, Peta, Balsam, & Bockting, 2015), the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS; Joiner, 2005; Van Orden…

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Outbreak: On Transgender Teens and Psychic Epidemics

Content warning: this is an extremely anti-transgender text. It is included in our collection as a relic of its pseudoscientific sentiment, for your reference. “Having lived through both World Wars, Jung was aware of the dangers of what he termed “psychic epidemics.” He discussed the spontaneous manifestation of an archetype within collective life as indicative…

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Effects of Testosterone Treatment and Chest Reconstruction Surgery on Mental Health and Sexuality in Female-To-Male Transgender People

Objectives: This study examined the effects of testosterone treatment with or without chest reconstruction surgery (CRS) on mental health in female-to-male transgender people (FTMs). Methods: More than 200 FTMs completed a written survey including quan- titative scales to measure symptoms of anxiety and depression, feelings of anger, and body dissatisfaction, as well as qualitative questions…

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A Systematic Review of Metoidioplasty and Radial Forearm Flap Phalloplasty in Female-to-male Transgender Genital Reconstruction

Introduction: The complex anatomy and function of the native penis is difficult to surgically replicate. Metoidioplasty and radial forearm flap phalloplasty (RFFP) are the 2 most commonly utilized procedures for transgender neophallus construction. Methods: A MEDLINE search for metoidioplasty and RFFP in female-to-male geni- tal reconstruction was performed. Primary outcome measures were subsequently compared. A…

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Social and Medical Gender Affirmation Experiences Are Inversely Associated with Mental Health Problems in a U.S. Non-Probability Sample of Transgender Adults

A dearth of research has explored concurrently the associations between multiple forms of gender affirmation (or transitioning) and the mental health of transgender adults. In 2015, 288 U.S. transgender adults completed a cross-sectional, online survey assessing demographics, gender affirmation experiences, and mental health. Adjusting for age and discrimination experiences, we used mixed-effect logistic regression analyses…

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Found in Transition: Our Littlest Transgender People

Abstract. An increasing number of children are coming with their parents to seek out mental health services as they explore, question, or give voice to their gender concerns. This article presents a particular orientation of practice to help those children, the gender affirmative model, proposing that psychoanalytic practitioners are ideally situated to help these children…