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Study: Transgender Teens Face Unique Challenges while DatingĀ 


Study: Transgender Teens Face Unique Challenges while Dating

Michigan Health Lab by Beata Mostafavi on January 20, 2021

For many youth, adolescence is a time for developing self-identity and possibly exploring romantic relationships for the first time.

But young people who are transgender and gender nonconforming face a different set of challenges than peers during these developmental milestones, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that transgender and gender nonconforming teens engage in romantic relationships with youth of many gender identities. They also face transphobia, experience abusive relationships, and struggle with the decision to divulge their gender identity to a potential romantic partner throughout their transition, according to the study in journal Pediatrics.


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