Sexual Health

Sexual health can be defined as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality and not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity. For transgender and gender-diverse (trans) people, who account for 0.4% to 0.6% of the adult population, the concept of sexual health is complicated by the fact that some may experience distress due to having physical characteristics, including genitals, that do not align with their gender identity. Sexual health in trans people is understudied and mostly studied in its relation to HIV risk and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Much of the available sexual health research is focused on women who were assigned male at birth (transgender women, trans women, or women of transgender experience). Few studies related ...

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