Research from Harvard University reveals an association between gender-affirming surgery and improved mental health outcomes.
Harvard University’s Anthony N. Almazan and Alex S. Keuroghlian MD MPH, have today (April 28, 2021) published their secondary analysis of a 2015 US Transgender Survey of over 27,000 Trans and Gender Diverse [TDG] adults.
The research reveals “an association between gender-affirming surgery and improved mental health outcomes” and confirms that the results “contribute new evidence to support the provision of gender-affirming surgical care for TGD people”
This is yet more evidence that the health and wellbeing of transgender and gender diverse individuals is positively impacted by a model of care that centres on the individual’s needs, as seen by them.
GenderGP welcomes their findings which further support gender-affirmative trans healthcare as the global standard for improved outcomes for trans people, and that for some people affirming surgeries are undoubtedly beneficial.