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Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths

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The University of Texas at Austin, Tue, April 3, 2018 In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops.      “Many kids who are transgender...

Intercourse, age of initiation and contraception among adolescents in Ireland

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:362  Abstract Background The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people’s sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national data available. Methods This study presents the first nationally representative and internationally comparable data on young people’s...

What is going on in gay men’s lives when they acquire HIV?

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nam/aidsmap, Published: 08 September 2017 Gay men in England who have recently become HIV positive describe a complex web of factors which may have contributed to their infection, according to a qualitative study recently published in BMJ Open. “Individuals who experienced multiple stressors, gradually over the life course or more suddenly, were especially vulnerable to HIV and being drawn into...

Summary of results: Trans Pathways: the mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

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Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, September 1, 2017 Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants). What did Trans Pathways tell us? Trans young people are...

How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

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