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.
Investigators sought to assess risk factors associated with poor mental health in Chinese transgender and gender-nonbinary adolescents.
A 2- to 4-fold higher prevalence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury, and suicidality was reported in gender minority students compared with their cisgender counterparts.
The prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury ranged from 38.04 to 52.97 percent for sexual-minority youth between 2005 and 2017.