New PRC Research Brief, "Transgender Youth Allowed to Use Their Chosen Name Have Fewer Mental Health Problems"

Fri, June 8, 2018
New PRC Research Brief,
New PRC Research Brief by Stephen Russell, Amanda Pollitt, and colleagues.

This new PRC Research Brief, from PRC researchers Stephen Russell and Amanda Pollitt and colleagues, examines the relationship between chosen name use—which is a proxy for youths’ gender affirmation in various contexts—and mental health among transgender youth. The authors find that transgender youth who were able to use their chosen names at home, in school, at work, and with friends had lower levels of severe depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior.

Read the brief online here.

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