This new article titled "Association Between Gender-Affirming Hair Removal and Mental Health Outcomes," was recently published in JAMA Dermatology. Authors Michelle Lee, Anthony Almazan, Dr. Vinod Nambudiri and Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discuss how gender-affirming medical care is essential for addressing the mental health burdens of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) populations and how gender-affirming hair removal (GAHR) procedures, including electrolysis and laser hair removal, are desired by nearly 90% of TGD people. However, such services are covered by only 4.6% of insurance plans, possibly owing in part to limited evidence of their mental health benefits. In this study, they investigate the association between GAHR and mental health outcomes.
New Journal Article: Association Between Gender-Affirming Hair Removal and Mental Health Outcomes
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