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2148 Understanding the Health Effects of Binding and Tucking for Gender Affirmation

Citation

Poteat, 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.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES/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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cts.2018.268

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Malik, Mannat
Cooney, Erin E.

Year Published

2018

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

Suppl. 1

Pages

76

Reference ID

12874