Title

The Mental Health of Transgender Youth In Comparison to Cisgender Youth

Author(s)

Mary FernFollow

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The problem that is being addressed in this study is the effect that being transgender has on mental health. Being transgender is not a choice. This study is set up to bring attention to that and the people who are inadvertently hurt by ignorance and hate. This project was executed anonymously through an online survey by way of Instagram. Fifteen responses were collected, nine men, three women, and three non-binary individuals. As the data was being processed there appeared to be a correlation between the amount of dysphoria and the gender of the person answering the question. Non-binary people and women had, on average, less dysphoria when the men did. If transgender people are misgendered it then their mental health will severely decline. The hypothesis was supported with the data collected during the experiment.

Location

Founders Hall 251 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 10:15 AM

The Mental Health of Transgender Youth In Comparison to Cisgender Youth

Founders Hall 251 B

The problem that is being addressed in this study is the effect that being transgender has on mental health. Being transgender is not a choice. This study is set up to bring attention to that and the people who are inadvertently hurt by ignorance and hate. This project was executed anonymously through an online survey by way of Instagram. Fifteen responses were collected, nine men, three women, and three non-binary individuals. As the data was being processed there appeared to be a correlation between the amount of dysphoria and the gender of the person answering the question. Non-binary people and women had, on average, less dysphoria when the men did. If transgender people are misgendered it then their mental health will severely decline. The hypothesis was supported with the data collected during the experiment.