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Association Between Gender-Affirming Surgeries and Mental Health Outcomes

Association Between Gender-Affirming Surgeries and Mental Health Outcomes Key PointsQuestionAre gender-affirming surgeries associated with better mental health outcomes among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people? FindingsIn this secondary analysis of the 2015 US Transgender Survey (n = 27 715), TGD people with a history of gender-affirming surgery had significantly lower odds of past-month psychological distress, past-year tobacco smoking, and past-year suicidal ideation compared with TGD people with no history of gender-affirming surgery. MeaningThese findings support the provision of gender-affirming surgeries for TGD people who seek them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Association Between Gender-Affirming Surgeries and Mental Health Outcomes

JAMA Surgery , Volume 156 (7) – Jul 28, 2021

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2021.0952
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionAre gender-affirming surgeries associated with better mental health outcomes among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people? FindingsIn this secondary analysis of the 2015 US Transgender Survey (n = 27 715), TGD people with a history of gender-affirming surgery had significantly lower odds of past-month psychological distress, past-year tobacco smoking, and past-year suicidal ideation compared with TGD people with no history of gender-affirming surgery. MeaningThese findings support the provision of gender-affirming surgeries for TGD people who seek them.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 28, 2021

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