Identifications, Treatment experiences and requests in (non-)binary trans individuals

Background

The term ”trans” serves as an umbrella for both binary and non-binary identities within the gender identity spectrum. Traditionally, transgender healthcare (THC) has been based on a dichotomous understanding of gender and... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The present study aims to answer the following questions: (1) How do trans individuals experience their gender? (2) Which transition-related interventions do trans people use or plan to use? (3) How do (used or planned-to-use)... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The data were collected in an online survey study on transgender healthcare in interdisciplinary settings. The non-clinical sample consisted of N = 415 trans-identified individuals. Taking a participatory research approach,... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Treatment requirements in (non-) binary trans individuals [ view full abstract ]

Results

Participants reported a variety of both binary (81.7 %) and non-binary gender identifications (18.3 %). Both groups differed significantly regarding demographic data (e.g., mean age, 35.0 vs. 38.8, p < .05). Non-binary trans... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The data highlight the broad spectrum of gender identifications in trans individuals. The traditional binary-focused treatment practice may have hindered non-binary trans individuals from accessing THC and thus from realizing... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Timo O. Nieder (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)
  2. Jana Eyssel (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)
  3. Andreas Koehler (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

OS-2A » Mental Health II: Autistic Spectrum Symptomatology and Non-binary Genders (11:00 - Friday, 7th April, Baltic)