Journal article

What are the health outcomes of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia? Study protocol for the Trans20 longitudinal cohort study

Michelle Anne Tollit, Carmen C Pace, Michelle Telfer, Monsurul Hoq, Janet Bryson, Nicholas Fulkoski, Charlie Cooper, Ken C Pang

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019


INTRODUCTION: Being transgender is frequently accompanied by gender dysphoria, which often coexists with mental health concerns. Increased referrals of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth to gender clinics have been observed in many countries. Nevertheless, there are limited empirical data on the presentation and outcomes of these patients, and there is an urgent need for more evidence to ensure optimal medical and psychosocial interventions. Here, we describe Trans20, a longitudinal study of TGD patients attending a multidisciplinary paediatric gender service in Melbourne, Australia. Trans20 aims to understand the demographic and clinical characteristics of these patients, to documen..

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