There is another medical paper out about “Is gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary (TNB) youths associated with changes in depression, anxiety, and suicidality?”
You will not be surprised (Well maybe if you are a conservative you might call it “fake.”) at what they found.
Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
By Diana M. Tordoff, MPH; Jonathon W. Wanta, MD; Arin Collin, BA; et al
February 25, 2022
Question Is gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary (TNB) youths associated with changes in depression, anxiety, and suicidality?
Findings In this prospective cohort of 104 TNB youths aged 13 to 20 years, receipt of gender-affirming care, including puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones, was associated with 60% lower odds of moderate or severe depression and 73% lower odds of suicidality over a 12-month follow-up.
Meaning This study found that access to gender-affirming care was associated with mitigation of mental health disparities among TNB youths over 1 year; given this population's high rates of adverse mental health outcomes, these data suggest that access to pharmacological interventions may be associated with improved mental health among TNB youths over a short period.
Imagine that, the peer viewed study confirmed what we all know, that transition helps trans children!
Our study provides quantitative evidence that access to PBs or GAHs in a multidisciplinary gender-affirming setting was associated with mental health improvements among TNB youths over a relatively short time frame of 1 year. The associations with the highest aORs were with decreased suicidality, which is important given the mental health disparities experienced by this population, particularly the high levels of self-harm and suicide. Our findings have important policy implications, suggesting that the recent wave of legislation restricting access to gender-affirming care may have significant negative outcomes in the well-being of TNB youths. Beyond the need to address antitransgender legislation, there is an additional need for medical systems and insurance providers to decrease barriers and expand access to gender-affirming care.
You know all you have to do is look at a twelve year old trans child and know that is the right thing them. It does have to take a doctor’s degree to see that, their smiles and laughter is enough.