The Health and Well-Being of Transgender High School Students: Results From the New Zealand Adolescent Health Survey (Youth'12)

Show simple item record Clark, Terryann en Lucassen, Mathijs en Bullen, Patricia en Denny, Simon en Flemming, TM en Robinson, EM en Rossen, Fiona en 2014-06-26T05:21:23Z en 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Adolescent Health 55(1):93-99 2014 en
dc.identifier.issn 1054-139X en
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dc.description.abstract Abstract Purpose To report the prevalence of students according to four gender groups (i.e., those who reported being non-transgender, transgender, or not sure about their gender, and those who did not understand the transgender question), and to describe their health and well-being. Methods Logistic regressions were used to examine the associations between gender groups and selected outcomes in a nationally representative high school health and well-being survey, undertaken in 2012. Results Of the students (n = 8,166), 94.7% reported being non-transgender, 1.2% reported being transgender, 2.5% reported being not sure about their gender, and 1.7% did not understand the question. Students who reported being transgender or not sure about their gender or did not understand the question had compromised health and well-being relative to their non-transgender peers; in particular, for transgender students perceiving that a parent cared about them (odds ratio [OR], .3; 95% confidence interval [CI], .2–.4), depressive symptoms (OR, 5.7; 95% CI, 3.6–9.2), suicide attempts (OR, 5.0; 95% CI, 2.9–8.8), and school bullying (OR, 4.5; 95% CI, 2.4–8.2). Conclusions This is the first nationally representative survey to report the health and well-being of students who report being transgender. We found that transgender students and those reporting not being sure are a numerically small but important group. Transgender students are diverse and are represented across demographic variables, including their sexual attractions. Transgender youth face considerable health and well-being disparities. It is important to address the challenging environments these students face and to increase access to responsive services for transgender youth. en
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dc.title The Health and Well-Being of Transgender High School Students: Results From the New Zealand Adolescent Health Survey (Youth'12) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.11.008 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 93 en
pubs.volume 55 en
dc.identifier.pmid 24438852 en
pubs.end-page 99 en
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pubs.elements-id 413609 en Education and Social Work en Learning Development and Professional Practice en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-12-02 en
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