What is it about?

There is an increased interest in the experiences of youth who identify as trans* in order to promote individual human rights and provide socially inclusive health and social care. This scoping review aimed to explore the experiences of youth who identify as trans*. key themes that emerged included: stigma, discrimination and mental health; family relationships and supports; educational concerns; healthcare experiences; and vulnerability and health risks.

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Why is it important?

To establish the experiences of youth who identify as trans* and highlight issues in terms of policy, education, supports and service provision.

Perspectives

All services providers need to be aware that trans* people face heteronormativity, prejudice and discriminatory attitudes in their daily lives. For more responsive services and supports, collaborative working across all services needs to exist. Trans* youth have unique needs, and services should actively identify and respond appropriately to those needs in health, social care and education sectors.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: The Experiences of Youth Who Identify as Trans* in Relation to Health and Social Care Needs: A Scoping Review, Youth & Society, July 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0044118x17719345.
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