Listen Now: Social Transition and Mental Health Outcomes for Trans Youth

Transgender and gender diverse youth have been making a lot of headlines lately. In many cases, the news is good: trans youth are finding community, seeing more visibility in media, and getting more chances to tell their stories. All too often, however, trans youth are being used as pawns in the latest culture wars. Conservative politicians around the country have unleashed a wave of harmful legislation targeting trans youth in sports, in schools, and in health care.

Now more than ever, trans young people need our support – and that support begins with understanding their daily lives. A groundbreaking study shines a light on how social transition and school environments affect the mental health outcomes of trans people.

In the latest episode of Fenway Health’s Pride in Our Health podcast, we chat with Dr. Jack Turban, Chief Fellow in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Turban is the lead author of the study Timing of Social Transition for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth, K-12 Harassment, and Adult Mental Health Outcomes, which is available online now in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Listen to the episode here or subscribe to Pride in Our Health on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Spotify.

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