Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Chaem Charoen

Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Thailand


  • Opinion   
    Transgender Youth's Qualitative Health Care Perspectives
    Author(s): Chaem Charoen*

    Due to societal experiences of stigma and discrimination, transgender and gender variant (GV) youth are at an increased risk for poor health and academic results. We identified characteristics predicted to be protective for transgender/GV youth across all four levels of Bronfenbrenner's socioecological model to enhance the expanding knowledge on health risks faced by these youth (individual, relationship, community, societal). Transgender/GV youth ranged in age from toddler to adult, were racially/ethnically diverse, and had a variety of gender identities. Across several research, self-esteem on an individual level, healthy connections with parents and peers on a relational level, and gay-straight alliances on a community level appeared as protective variables. The dearth of study on transgender/GV kids and protective variables is highlighted by our findings. To validate these pro.. View More»

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