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.
JAMA Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Jul 28, 2021