Transgender Youth and Well-Being

Research documenting the variability of well-being among transgender youth has gained considerable depth and sophistication over the past two decades. One conclusion that has been reached, based upon the breadth of data, is that transgender status, in itself, does not warrant a significant risk factor for problems with well-being. However, there are many studies documenting negative psychosocial outcomes for transgender-identified youth. In assessing this literature, a number of lenses help frame the considerable variability of well-being in this population. For example, the social location of participants may be a stronger predictor of well-being than transgender status.

This entry is organized around the different sources of research on transgender youth and the variability of findings based on the origins of the samples. Specifically, this entry addresses findings ...

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