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Author (up) Clark, T.C., Lucassen, M., Bullen, P., Denny, S., Fleming, T.M., Robinson, E.M., Rossen, F.V. pdf 
  Title The Health and Well-Being of Transgender High School Students: Results From the New Zealand Adolescent Health Survey (Youth’12) Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Abbreviated Journal Journal of Adolescent Health  
  Volume Issue Pages 7 pp.  
  Keywords Transgender; Sexuality; Adolescent; Health; Well-Being  
  Abstract Purpose: To report the prevalence of students according to four gender groups (i.e., those who reported being non-transgender, transgender, or not sure about their gender, and those who did not understand the transgender question), and to describe their health and well-being.

Methods: Logistic regressions were used to examine the associations between gender groups and selected outcomes in a nationally representative high school health and well-being survey, undertaken in 2012.

Results: Of the students (n ¼ 8,166), 94.7% reported being non-transgender, 1.2% reported being transgender, 2.5% reported being not sure about their gender, and 1.7% did not understand the question. Students who reported being transgender or not sure about their gender or did not understand the question had compromised health and well-being relative to their nontransgender peers; in particular, for transgender students perceiving that a parent cared about them (odds ratio [OR], .3; 95% confidence interval [CI], .2e.4), depressive symptoms (OR, 5.7; 95% CI, 3.6e9.2), suicide attempts (OR, 5.0; 95% CI, 2.9e8.8), and school bullying (OR, 4.5; 95% CI, 2.4e8.2).

Conclusions: This is the first nationally representative survey to report the health and well-being of students who report being transgender. We found that transgender students and those reporting not being sure are a numerically small but important group. Transgender students are diverse and are represented across demographic variables, including their sexual attractions. Transgender youth face considerable health and well-being disparities. It is important to address the challenging environments these students face and to increase access to responsive services for transgender youth.
 
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