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dc.contributor.authorVeale, Jaimieen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Ryan J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAdjei, Jonesen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSaewyc, Elizabeth M.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-02T22:48:15Z
dc.date.available2016-01-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-02-02T22:48:15Z
dc.date.issued2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationVeale, J., Watson, R. J., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. M. (2016). Prevalence of pregnancy involvement among Canadian transgender youth and its relation to mental health, sexual health, and gender identity. International Journal of Transgenderism, 17(3-4), 107–113. https://doi.org/10.1080/15532739.2016.1216345en
dc.identifier.issn1553-2739en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13411
dc.description.abstractWhile little research has been conducted into the reproductive experiences of transgender people, available evidence suggests that like cisgender people, most transgender people endorse a desire for these experiences. This study explores the pregnancy experiences and related health factors among transgender and gender diverse 14 to 25 year olds using a national Canadian sample (N = 923). Results indicated that 26 (5%) transgender youth reported a pregnancy experience in the past and the prevalence among 14- to 18-year-olds was comparable to population-based estimates using the same question in the British Columbia Adolescent Health Survey. Transgender youth with a history of pregnancy involvement reported a diverse range of gender identities, and this group did not differ from the remainder of the sample on general mental health, social supports, and living in felt gender. This group did report over six times greater likelihood of having been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection by a doctor (19%), but they did not differ in reported contraception use during last sexual intercourse. These findings suggest that pregnancy involvement is an issue that should not be overlooked by health professionals working with transgender youth and that this group has particular sexual health needs.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: International Journal of Transgenderism. © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinicalen_NZ
dc.subjectPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_NZ
dc.subjectSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinaryen_NZ
dc.subjectSocial Sciences, Biomedicalen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychologyen_NZ
dc.subjectSocial Sciences - Other Topicsen_NZ
dc.subjectBiomedical Social Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectHormonesen_NZ
dc.subjectpregnancyen_NZ
dc.subjectsexual healthen_NZ
dc.subjecttransgenderen_NZ
dc.subjectyouthen_NZ
dc.subjectWOMENen_NZ
dc.titlePrevalence of pregnancy involvement among Canadian transgender youth and its relation to mental health, sexual health, and gender identityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15532739.2016.1216345en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Transgenderismen_NZ
pubs.begin-page107
pubs.elements-id141585
pubs.end-page113
pubs.issue3-4en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume17en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1434-4599en_NZ


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