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domingo, Maio 07, 2006

Trans minority youth at high risk for HIV

A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that male-to-female transgender ethnic-minority youths commonly engage in high-risk sexual activities that put them at risk for HIV infection. The study of 51 young people ages 16–25 showed that 49% reported unprotected receptive anal intercourse with at least one man during the previous year. The survey also showed that 53% had sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 71% used marijuana; 65% used alcohol; 18% had been homeless at some point in their lives; 59% had exchanged sex for money, food, or shelter; and 52% had been forced to have sex at least once in their lives. Twenty-two percent of the young transgender people surveyed were HIV-positive.

The researchers conclude that additional research is needed to understand the many issues affecting male-to-female transgender youth as a starting point in helping to craft effective risk-reduction programs for them. Currently, transgender youth “have many unmet needs and are at extreme risk of acquiring HIV,” they wrote. (The Advocate)


Two Actual Cases
Early Medical Treatment for Transsexual People
Developing Guidelines for Endocrinological Intervention in the Gender
Identity Development Treatment of Adolescents

Tom Reucher utilise ici des extraits d'écrits de divers « psys » quiopèrent comme des experts par rapport à la transsexualité. Une lecture attentive montre que ces textes produisent des discours discréditants, injurieux, sexistes, homophobes, et transphobes.