Growing up trans in Canada, Switzerland, England, and Australia: access to and impacts of gender-affirming medical care

Pullen Sansfacon, Annie; Medico, Denise; Riggs, Damien; Carlile, Anna and Suerich-Gulick, Frank. 2021. Growing up trans in Canada, Switzerland, England, and Australia: access to and impacts of gender-affirming medical care. Journal of LGBT Youth, ISSN 1936-1653 [Article] (In Press)

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Abstract or Description

Trans and non-binary youth (TNBY) face high levels of interpersonal and social adversity as well as disproportionate rates of mental health issues such as depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Among protective factors, context plays a key role. In addition to parental support, access to gender-affirming medical care begins to emerge as crucial for young people needed them. This paper compares, through thematic analysis, the experiences of TNBY with regard to access and experiences to care in Canada, Switzerland, England, and Australia. It identifies similarities and differences in barriers to access to care, as well as impacts of gender affirming care on young people and their well-being. The article concludes with a discussion on the importance of prompt and easier access to gender-affirming medical care, of training of professionals, and a hypothesis about the role of context in TNBY well-being.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2021.1924918

Additional Information:

“This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, 'Growing up trans in Canada, Switzerland, England, and Australia: access to and impacts of gender-affirming medical care', accepted for publication in Journal of LGBT Youth, on 20 May 2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19361653.2021.1924918. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.”

Keywords:

Trans youth; trans children; gender affirming medical care; international comparison; qualitative research; transgender; puberty; adolescence

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
27 April 2021Accepted
20 May 2021Published Online

Item ID:

30283

Date Deposited:

07 Jul 2021 14:13

Last Modified:

08 Jul 2021 14:32

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/30283

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