CitationPoteat, Tonia; Malik, Mannat; & Cooney, Erin E. (2018). 2148 Understanding the Health Effects of Binding and Tucking for Gender Affirmation. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 2(Suppl. 1), 76.
AbstractOBJECTIVES/SPECIFIC AIMS: Gender affirmation is a critical aspect of the health and well-being of transgender individuals. For many transgender people, this includes changing one’s physical appearance to align with one’s felt gender. Some gender-affirming body modifications require medical interventions such as hormone therapies and surgeries. Other modifications, such as tucking to create a flat-appearing lower pelvis and binding to create a flat-appearing chest, require no external intervention. The published literature is slowly growing on the health effects of gender affirming medical interventions; however, other body modifications are understudied. As part of our needs assessment of the transgender community, we sought to understand the frequency and health impact of binding and tucking.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
Cooney, Erin E.