Mental Health Outcomes Improve for Transgender Individuals After Surgery, Study Finds

October 3, 2019

Transgender individuals who undergo gender-affirming surgery are significantly less likely to seek mental health treatment for depression and anxiety disorders or attempt suicide in the years following the procedure, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

 Published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the study reviewed 10 years of medical data for the entire population of Sweden and is believed to be the first analysis of the long-term effect of hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery on transgender individuals’ mental health based on a country’s population.

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