Cross-sex hormone use, functional health and mental well-being among transgender men (Toms) and Transgender Women (Kathoeys) in Thailand.

@article{Gooren2015CrosssexHU,
  title={Cross-sex hormone use, functional health and mental well-being among transgender men (Toms) and Transgender Women (Kathoeys) in Thailand.},
  author={Louis J Gooren and Tanapong Sungkaew and Erik J Giltay and Thomas E Guadamuz},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={92-103}
}
There exists limited understanding of cross-sex hormone use and mental well-being among transgender women and, particularly, among transgender men. Moreover, most studies of transgender people have taken place in the Global North and often in the context of HIV. This exploratory study compared 60 transgender men (toms) with 60 transgender women (kathoeys) regarding their use of cross-sex hormones, mental well-being and acceptance by their family. Participants also completed a dispositional… CONTINUE READING
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