Transgender Youth

  title={Transgender Youth},
  author={Arnold H. Grossman and Anthony R. D’augelli},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={111 - 128}
SUMMARY This study used three focus groups to explore factors that affect the experiences of youth (ages 15 to 21) who identify as transgender. The focus groups were designed to probe transgender youths' experiences of vulnerability in the areas of health and mental health. This involved their exposure to risks, discrimination, marginalization, and their access to supportive resources. Three themes emerged from an analysis of the groups' conversations. The themes centered on gender identity and… 

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