Vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors regarding people who identify as transgender. A systematic review of the research-evidence.

Michael Brown, Edward Mccann

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The aim of this systematic review was to identify the issues related to the vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors of people who identify as transgender. A search of relevant electronic databases from 2007 to 2017 was conducted. Included studies involved transgender people, vulnerability, and risk factors. Following the application of rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 21 papers were considered suitable for the review. The identified themes included sexual risks, substance use, psychological vulnerability risk factors, and protective factors and behaviors. Nurses are in a strong position to address pertinent concerns and to provide the necessary psychosocial supports to this population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Issue number1
Early online date29 Dec 2017
Publication statusEarly online date - 29 Dec 2017


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