RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT! New CHPIR Articles on SGM Mental Health!

The CHPIR team has been hard at work producing new information regarding sexual and gender minority (SGM) mental health around the world! Here are three new articles we want to highlight: 

The first article to introduce is a qualitative study in Brazil and India on the mental health and challenges of transgender women. CHPIR faculty members Dr. Belden, Dr. Huynh, Dr. LeGrand, and Dr. Whetten were involved in the research. Check out the full article here!: Mental health and challenges of transgender women: a qualitative study in Brazil and India

Did you know Brazil has the highest prevalence of violence and hate crimes against sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) among countries? Dr. LeGrand, Dr. Huynh, Dr. Belden, and Dr. Whetten explored discrimination, violence, and mental health challenges among SGM from Brazil in this qualitative study. Check out their research article here: ‘Our life is pointless…’: Exploring discrimination, violence and mental health challenges among sexual and gender minorities from Brazil. 

Last but not least, Dr. LeGrand and Dr. Whetten’s study concluded that gender affirmation across legal, medical, surgical, psychological, and social domains have profound effects on the health outcomes of TGD individuals. Check out the full article here: Gender-congruent government identification is crucial for gender affirmation

Great work CHPIR team! Thank you for fighting against SGM health inequalities around the world through your research! 

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