Be part of our research study to help us get a better understanding of what factors have the most impact on the mental health of trans and gender nonconforming adolescents and young people.
Previous research has found that Trans and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) adolescents and young people report much higher levels of mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety, than non-TGNC (cisgender) adolescents and young people. This is often said to be because of their gender identity.
In the past, the diagnosis of gender dysphoria has been given to TGNC individuals who experience mental health problems due to gender issues. However, there are lots of TGNC people who are not diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
This study aims to explore another explanation of psychological distress in TGNC adolescents and young people, which is that as a minority group, TGNC adolescents and young people are subject to high levels of social stress, which can cause a variety of mental health difficulties. This is referred to as Gender Minority Stress.
To be eligible to participate in this study, you must:
- be aged 16-25
- currently live in the UK
What's involved in the study
You will be asked to complete an online survey asking about:
- your mental health and wellbeing
- your attitudes and beliefs about your gender identity
- your experiences of discrimination, mental health, and gender
This study is recruiting until 14 May 2020.
What you'll get in return
Unfortunately we are not able to offer material incentives. But participants can contact the researcher to ask to receive details about the outcomes of the study once it is completed.
All participant data will be anonymised and handled in accordance with a data management plan approved by the Psychology Ethics Board. This study has received ethical approval1.