Female-to-male transgender quality of life

  title={Female-to-male transgender quality of life},
  author={Emily Newfield and Stacey L. Hart and Suzanne L. Dibble and Lori Kohler},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
Objectives:We evaluated health-related quality of life in female-to-male (FTM) transgender individuals, using the Short-Form 36-Question Health Survey version 2 (SF-36v2).Methods:Using email, Internet bulletin boards, and postcards, we recruited individuals to an Internet site (http://www.transurvey.org), which contained a demographic survey and the SF36v2. We enrolled 446 FTM transgender and FTM transsexual participants, of which 384 were from the US.Results:Analysis of quality of life health… 

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