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Transition Trajectories: Contexts, Difficulties and Consequences Reported by Young Transgender and Non-Binary Spaniards

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Work, Social and Differential Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid, Campus de Somosaguas, s/n, 28223 Madrid, Spain
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LGBTI Service of Madrid Community; C/ Alcalá, 22, 5° dcha, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6859; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186859
Received: 3 August 2020 / Revised: 8 September 2020 / Accepted: 16 September 2020 / Published: 19 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Research Trends in Transgender Health)
The transition process can have a significant impact on young transgender and non-binary individuals (TNBI), especially regarding their mental health. As such, this study aimed to explore the encountered difficulties and expectations of 225 young adults, between 14 and 25 years old, who identify themselves as TNBI. Four different aspects were analyzed: difficulties related to the transition process; main current difficulties; if the current difficulties are due to the participants’ sexual orientation or gender identity; and if participants feel the need of changing something in their lives. Several obstacles either before, during or after the transition process were identified; and these obstacles have serious consequences in TBNI’s mental health. Questions regarding legislation, discrimination, transphobia, lack of social support, the pathologization of transgenderism, low self-esteem, anxiety symptomatology, among others, were pointed out by the participants. The narratives collected and analyzed in the present study appear as important inputs to the literature, which can be translated into the basis of further investigations and the improvement of professional practices in the health field. View Full-Text
Keywords: transgender; non-binary gender identity; gender nonconforming; transitioning; gender affirming care; minority stress transgender; non-binary gender identity; gender nonconforming; transitioning; gender affirming care; minority stress
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Magalhães, M.; Aparicio-García, M.E.; García-Nieto, I. Transition Trajectories: Contexts, Difficulties and Consequences Reported by Young Transgender and Non-Binary Spaniards. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6859.

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