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ERIC Number: EJ1024601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Stress in Female-Identified Transgender Youth: A Review of the Literature on Effects and Interventions
Ignatavicius, Stephanie
Journal of LGBT Youth, v10 n4 p267-286 2013
Female-identified transgender youth (FIT youth) have a male birth sex but identify as female, placing them outside of socially acceptable standards and increasing the challenges of adolescence. They face numerous potential sources of stress and have a higher likelihood of experiencing negative mental health outcomes due to lack of support, lack of perceived safety, and limited access to resources and like peers. Fortunately, there are protective factors and intervention strategies that help buffer against negative mental health outcomes. Intervention is encouraged to build on these factors and is likely to be most effective when applied at the individual, family, and school levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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