For gender-incongruent youth presenting for gender-affirming medical care, late pubertal stage and older age are associated with worse mental health.
Sexual dysfunction has a significant impact on quality of life, personal relationships, self-esteem, and recovery, and it is a common cause for nonadherence or discontinuation of medication.
Gender dysphoria is common among gender minorities, and medical guidelines have recommended gender-affirming healthcare services such as hormone therapy, reconstructive surgery, and mental health services
Possession of gender-concordant identity documents may improve mental health among trans persons.
Significant predictors of suicidality in all patient groups included age, Medicaid eligibility, depression or other behavioral health conditions, avoidable hospitalizations, and any “violence victimization”.
Recent shifts in studies of sex and gender reiterate the critical need to tailor mental health care to each patient and to remain mindful about assumptions regarding sex and gender and their role in a given patient’s specific challenges.
More teenagers are identifying as sexual minorities, and sexual minority youth have high prevalence of suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts.
A highly publicized custody dispute in Texas has garnered attention from medical societies and policy makers alike.
Transgender adults have a high risk for adverse mental health outcomes, with a 41% lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among this population.
For transgender individuals with a diagnosis of gender incongruence, increased time since last gender-affirming surgery is associated with reduced mental health treatment.