Influence of the sex reassignment on the subjective well-being of transgender men – results of the pilot study and discussion about future research Cover Image

Influence of the sex reassignment on the subjective well-being of transgender men – results of the pilot study and discussion about future research
Influence of the sex reassignment on the subjective well-being of transgender men – results of the pilot study and discussion about future research

Author(s): Rafał Gerymski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Leo Media
Keywords: transgenderism; transsexualism; gender identity; subjective well-being; hormone therapy; sex reassignment surgery

Summary/Abstract: This pilot study was aimed at verifying scientific reports on the good functioning of transgender people. On this basis, it was attempted to compare the subjective well-being of transgender men with heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual cisgender men. This study tried to verify the role of hormone therapy and surgical gender correction (sex reassignment surgery) as potential predictors of the subjective well-being of transgender men. Cisgender heterosexual men showed significantly higher subjective well-being in relation to members of the LGBTQ community (transgender men, homosexual and bisexual cisgender men). Sexual orientation of transgender men did not differentiate their subjective well-being. The roles of the operational gender correction and hormone therapy as potential predictors of the subjective well-being proved to be impossible to verify due to the small number of responses. The above predictors need to be verified again. Social support, perceived stress, and coping strategies used by transgender people, which are significantly related to the subjective well-being of every human being, may also be worth examining.

  • Issue Year: 16/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 9-14
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English