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Aging and Transgender People

Transgender and gender-nonconforming people face many of the same aging-related challenges as other individuals. However, they also have many unique ways of experiencing the consequences of aging. This entry outlines the variety of aging-related challenges present in today’s transgender-identified communities. It begins by discussing the prevalence of elder trans-identified persons.

Aging and the Transgender Experience
Who Are the Current Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Elders?

Here, we will consider the age of entrance into the elder population to be 65 years old. The Administration on Aging states that the U.S. population of persons 65 years or older numbered 39.6 million in 2009 (the latest year for which data are available). By 2030, it is projected that there will be about 72.1 million older persons in the United States. The National ...

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