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Because trans populations have often been unaccounted for in major studies of general populations, health determinants and health-promoting factors among this group are a relatively understudied topic. However, as more researchers include trans populations in data collection efforts around the world, a developing body of research on social, medical, and psychological factors is relevant to the health of trans individuals, communities, and populations.

Trans identities vary widely, and it is important to consider this diversity when discussing the various health determinants and health-promoting factors that come to mind when discussing trans populations. Trans identities can vary quite significantly across regional and national cultural and legal contexts, and this can in turn shape the health patterns observed within each particular region. Intersectional factors like social class, racial ...

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