TABLE 4

Sexual Experiences of Transgender Adolescents Versus Dutch General Population by Age Group

Sexual ExperienceAge 12–14 yAge 15–17 y
Transgender Adolescentsa (N = 35), N (%)General Populationb (N = 1807), N (%)χ2 (df), PTransgender Adolescentsa (N = 75), N (%)General Populationb (N = 2013), N (%)χ2 (df), P
Has been in love24 (69)1598 (88)χ2(1) = 12.88, .00360 (82)1861 (92)χ2(1) = 15.229, .001
Romantic relationship11 (32)1226 (67)χ2(1) = 2.646, <.00149 (66)1529 (76)χ2(1) = 4.420, .04
French kissing1 (3)774 (42)χ2(1) = 22.514, <.00146 (62)1519 (75)χ2(1) = 8.343, .004
Petting while undressed2 (6)556 (31)χ2(1) = 1.310, .00132 (43)1388 (69)χ2(1) = 22.961, <.001
Sexual intercoursec1 (3)134 (7)χ2(1) = 0.487, .49d5 (7)795 (40)χ2(1) = 32.967, <.001
  • df, degree of freedom.

  • a Transgender adolescents at referral, including natal boys (transgirls) and natal girls (transboys).

  • b Data from a large population study on sexual health in Dutch youth performed by Rutgers (de Graaf et al32).

  • c Sexual intercourse was defined as penile–vaginal penetration.

  • d Yates χ2 was applied for cell counts <5.