Gender-Affirming Hair Removal, Mental Health Outcomes

JAMA Dermatology

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021

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What The Study Did: In this analysis of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, gender-affirming hair removal procedures were associated with lower odds of past-month severe psychological distress, past-year smoking and past-year suicidal ideation.

Authors: Michelle S. Lee, B.A., of Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.2551)

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