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Health of Transgender Youth Improves, Yet Stigma and Violence Remain a Concern

Transgender teens in Canada feel more supported now with 50-percent living as their felt gender full-time.

The survey also revealed more transgender youth are asking their friends and families to call them by their correct names and pronouns since the previous survey. Specifically, 92 percent have asked their fellow transgender friends to do so, and 86 percent have asked their parents.

Trans youth also reported better access to health care, with more reporting they have a family doctor or nurse practitioner who knows they are trans or non-binary. As well, almost half of participants (44 percent) have taken hormones to affirm their gender, compared to 34 percent five years ago.

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Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT