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The Experiences of Youth Who Identify as Trans* in Relation to Health and Social Care Needs: A Scoping Review

McCann, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-3548-4204, Keogh, B., Doyle, L. & Coyne, I. (2019). The Experiences of Youth Who Identify as Trans* in Relation to Health and Social Care Needs: A Scoping Review. Youth and Society, 51(6), pp. 840-864. doi: 10.1177/0044118X17719345

Abstract

There is an increased interest in the experiences of youth who identify as trans* 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*. A full search of relevant electronic databases was undertaken from the years 2006 to 2016. The search resulted in 1,656 hits and following the application of rigorous criteria, 20 papers were included in the final review. Date extraction was executed by two of the authors and a quality assessment tool was used to review the papers. The data were analyzed, and the key themes that emerged included the following: stigma, discrimination, and mental health; family relationships and supports; educational concerns; health care experiences; and vulnerability and health risks. The findings from the review are discussed, and the implications for policy, research, education, and practice are highlighted.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright ©, 2019, the authors.
Publisher Keywords: transgender, trans*, youth, experiences, health care, sexuality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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