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Transgender youth receiving hormone therapy experience lower rates of depression, study finds

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Journal of Adolescent Health finds that transgender youth who receive gender-affirming hormone therapy have lower rates of depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicide attempts than their other trans and nonbinary peers who have not received hormones.The article, “Association of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy with Depression, Thoughts of Suicide, and Attempted Suicide among Transgender and Nonbinary Youth,” is being hailed as the first large-scale study examining transgender youth receiving hormone therapy, based on a sample of more than 9,000 trans or nonbinary youth.Researchers at the LGBTQ youth suicide prevention organization The Trevor Project, who conducted the study, found that only 14% of trans-identifying youth were receiving.

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