TABLE 1

Sample Demographics

Have You Ever Had [Pubertal Suppression] for Your Gender Identity or Gender Transition?
All (N = 3494)Yes (n = 89; 2.5%)No (n = 3405; 97.5%)FP
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Age23.4 (5.0)21.7 (4.7)23.4 (5.0)10.3.001*
Age of social transition20.0 (5.5)15.2 (4.5)20.1 (5.5)67.5<.001*
Age began hormone therapy22.1 (4.5)15.7 (2.4)22.5 (4.3)217.4<.001*
Gender identity25.5a<.001*
 Woman23 (25.8)617 (18.2)
 Man19 (21.3)383 (11.3)
 Transgender woman25 (28.1)720 (21.3)
 Transgender man16 (18.0)795 (23.5)
 Nonbinary or genderqueer6 (6.7)866 (25.6)
Sex assigned at birth4.4a.04*
 Female39 (43.8)1874 (55.0)
 Male50 (56.2)1531 (45.0)
Sexual orientation36.5a<.001*
 Heterosexual or straight27 (30.3)350 (10.3)
 Asexual9 (10.1)437 (12.8)
 Pansexual or queer36 (40.4)1784 (52.4)
 Gay or lesbian12 (13.5)539 (15.8)
 Not listed5 (5.6)295 (8.7)
Race, n (%)3.5a.06
 Racial minority28 (31.5)782 (23.0)
 Not racial minority (white or European American)61 (68.5)2623 (77.0)
Education level2.9a.41
 Less than high school9 (10.1)220 (6.5)
 High school graduate or GED20 (22.5)683 (20.1)
 Some college or associate degree39 (43.8)1729 (50.8)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher21 (23.6)773 (22.7)
Employment status0.6a.45
 Employed51 (79.7)1976 (75.6)
 Unemployed13 (20.3)638 (24.4)
Relationship status0.5a.47
 Partnered35 (40.2)1447 (44.1)
 Unpartnered52 (59.8)1834 (55.9)
Total household income, $21.9a<.001*
 <25 00021 (26.3)1153 (38.3)
 25 000–49 99913 (16.3)652 (21.7)
 50 000–99 00014 (17.5)630 (20.9)
 >100 00032 (40.0)574 (19.1)
Family support for gender identity
 Supportive71 (81.6)1551 (55.8)24.3a<.001*
 Neutral11 (12.6)573 (20.6)
 Unsupportive5 (5.7)658 (23.7)
Current hormone treatment87 (97.8)1617 (96.3)0.5a.48
  • Descriptive statistics for transgender adults in the United States who ever wanted pubertal suppression for their gender identity or gender transition when comparing those who received this treatment with those who did not receive this treatment (total N = 3494). Percentages were calculated from the total of nonmissing values.

  • *Indicates statistical significance.

  • a χ2.