What is it about?

The aim of this systematic review was to identify the issues related to the vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors of people who identify as transgender. A total of 21 papers were considered suitable for the review. The identified themes included sexual risks, substance use, psychological vulnerability risk factors, Social vulnerability risk factors and protective factors and behaviors. Nurses are in a strong position to address pertinent concerns and to provide the necessary psychosocial supports to this population.

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Why is it important?

Identified important issues related to the vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors of people who identify as transgender.

Perspectives

Presents the experiences and perspectives of people who identify as trans. Highlights the implications for health and social care developments in practice for this population.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: Vulnerability and Psychosocial Risk Factors Regarding People who Identify as Transgender. A Systematic Review of the Research Evidence, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, December 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1382623.
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