Scientific Studies and Papers
Last updated: September 10, 2023
Note: to limit what is here and give credence to the content, only studies with multiple professionals or a single professional with peer reviews noted that are also posted on a recognized medical site will be included in this list. In some cases, there are news articles written that summarize the findings in more plan language. In those cases, I will link to the article only if it links to the official study or has a viable footnote reference to the appropriate medical site.
The World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care (SOC) is an internationally recognized document where leading medical and mental health professionals come together to determine appropriate levels of care. This document has 68 pages of referenced studies. Rather than copy the exhaustive list to this page for Healthcare, I will link to the document to have that vast compilation included here. https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/sbillint/SB0016S01_ComparedWith_SB0016.pdf Youth Healthcare
Date Subject April 6, 2023 Associations Among Gender-Affirming Hormonal Interventions, Social Support, and Transgender Adolescents’ Mental Health March 2023 Study on Gender Reassignment Procedures on Minors (State of Louisiana) January 19, 2023 Psychosocial Functioning in Transgender Youth after 2 Years of Hormones December 6, 2022 Continuation of gender-affirming hormones in transgender people starting puberty suppression in adolescence: a cohort study in the Netherlands November 2022 Efficacy and safety of medical treatment in the clinical management of adolescents with gender dysphoria (gd): a prospective follow-up study August 16, 2022 Legislation restricting gender-affirming care for transgender youth: Politics eclipse healthcare July 2, 2022 Scientific Misinformation and Gender Affirming Care: Tools for Providers on the Front Lines April 1, 2022 Association of gender-affirming hormone therapy with depression, thoughts of suicide, and attempted suicide among transgender and nonbinary youth February 1, 2022 Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care December 1, 2021 Association of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy With Depression, Thoughts of Suicide, and Attempted Suicide Among Transgender and Nonbinary Youth August 18, 2021 Mental healthcare utilization of transgender youth before and after affirming treatment July 17, 2021 Testosterone treatment, internalizing symptoms, and body image dissatisfaction in transgender boys February 2, 2021 Short-term outcomes of pubertal suppression in a selected cohort of 12 to 15 year old young people with persistent gender dysphoria in the UK October 1, 2020 Mental Health and Timing of Gender-Affirming Care May 27, 2020 Psychological Functioning in Transgender Adolescents Before and After Gender-Affirmative Care Compared With Cisgender General Population Peers April 30, 2020 Longitudinal impact of gender-affirming endocrine intervention on the mental health and well-being of transgender youths: preliminary results April 2020 Body Dissatisfaction and Mental Health Outcomes of Youth on Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy March 3, 2020 Psychosocial assessment in transgender adolescents February 1, 2020 Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation 2020 Pubertal suppression for transgender youth and risk of suicidal ideation. November 25, 2019 Adolescent development and psychosocial functioning after starting cross-sex hormones for gender dysphoria 2019 Well-being and suicidality among transgender youth after gender-affirming hormones. October 1, 2018 Understanding Pediatric Patients Who Discontinue Gender-Affirming Hormonal Interventions October 1, 2018 Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents November 12, 2015 Psychological support, puberty suppression, and psychosocial functioning in adolescents with gender dysphoria September 8, 2014 Young adult psychological outcome after puberty suppression and gender reassignment. August 8, 2011 Puberty suppression in adolescents with gender identity disorder: A prospective follow‐up study. General Healthcare
Date Subject September 7, 2023 Early Access to Testosterone Therapy in Transgender and Gender-Diverse Adults Seeking MasculinizationA Randomized Clinical Trial August 9, 2023 Long-Term Regret and Satisfaction With Decision Following Gender-Affirming Mastectomy July 2023 Intersex people’s perspectives on affirming healthcare practices: A qualitative study May 29, 2023 Comparison of the Subcutaneous and Intramuscular Estradiol Regimens as Part of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy February 2023 Age-related Outcomes of Chest Masculinization Surgery: A Single-surgeon Retrospective Cohort Study January 24, 2023 Regret after Gender Affirming Surgery – A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Multifaceted Patient Experience January 17, 2023 Successful restoration of spermatogenesis following gender-affirming hormone therapy in transgender women November 24, 2022 Protecting Transgender Health and Challenging Science Denialism in Policy October 1, 2022 Long-term Outcomes After Gender-Affirming Surgery: 40-Year Follow-up Study August 18, 2022 Continuation of Gender-affirming Hormones Among Transgender Adolescents and Adults July 1, 2022 Understanding and Supporting Patients With Dynamic Desires for Gender-Affirming Medical Interventions February 25, 2022 A Multipronged, Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Mental Health Among Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth January 16, 2022 Prostatic metaplasia of the vagina in transmasculine individuals January 12, 2022 Access to gender-affirming hormones during adolescence and mental health outcomes among transgender adults April 28, 2021 Association Between Gender-Affirming Surgeries and Mental Health Outcomes March 9, 2021 Regret after Gender-affirmation Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prevalence October 4, 2019 Reduction in Mental Health Treatment Utilization Among Transgender Individuals After Gender-Affirming Surgeries: A Total Population Study Conversion Therapy Detransition/Desistance Gender Identity/Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria/Social Contagion Restroom/Locker Room Use Religion General