A Comparison of Demographic and Psychosocial Characteristics between Transgender Youth Enrolling Versus Not Enrolling in a Multisite Study

Diane Chen*, Brenna Lash, Ellie Kim, Marco A. Hidalgo, Abigail L. Muldoon, Enju Liu, Jennifer Jensen, Ren Grabert, Yee Ming Chan, Robert Garofalo, Amy Tishelman

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Abstract

Purpose: To characterize demographics, psychosocial functioning, and gender-related experiences in transgender youth enrolling versus declining participation in a multisite research study. Methods: Clinical data were abstracted from patient charts at two study sites. Continuous variables were compared using t-tests, and categorical variables were compared using χ2 tests based on study enrollment status. Results: Few significant differences were observed between enrolled and nonenrolled youth. None of these differences (i.e., designated sex at birth/gender identity; parent-reported separation anxiety; and youth-reported attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) was replicated across sites. Conclusion: Trans Youth Care findings are likely generalizable to transgender youth initiating hormone treatment at pediatric academic centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalTransgender Health
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • gender dysphoria
  • gender expansive adolescents
  • gender-affirming care
  • gender-affirming hormones
  • research participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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