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102251: Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery

Cohort Study in Sweden

About the Course:

This article reviews a long-term follow-up cohort study of 324 transgender individuals who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery (SRS). This research study defines transsexualism; discusses current treatments; discusses methodology of the study; reviews all-cause mortality, psychiatric morbidity, and crime statistics following sex reassignment surgery; discusses the implications of this research; and makes recommendations.

Journal/Publisher:

PLoS ONE

Publication Date:

February 2011

Author

Cecilia Dhejne , Paul Lichtenstein , Marcus Boman , Anna L. V. Johansson , Niklas Langstro, Mikael Landen

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about transgender health, treatment, and related issues. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the background research and reasons for the current study, as well as current methodology, study population, and outcome measurements for this study.

  2. Describe and discuss the results of the current study regarding outcome measurements of the transgender subjects in this study who had undergone sex reassignment surgery (SRS), and identify the implications of these results.

  3. Identify the strengths and limitations of the current study, and discuss recommendations and conclusions.

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