TABLE 1

General Characteristics of the Participants

VariableAll Participants (N = 113)Transwomena (n = 38)Transmena (n = 75)Significance, P
Age at assessment, y
 Mean (SD)b20.8 (1.36)20.9 (1.25)20.7 (1.42).58
 Range18.6–25.418.9–24.918.6–25.4n/a
Current living situation, n (%)c
 With parents73 (64.6)23 (60.5)50 (66.7).52
 With romantic partner4 (3.5)1 (2.6)3 (4.0).52
 With others, eg, student house20 (17.7)7 (18.4)13 (17.3).89
 Alone15 (13.3)7 (18.4)8 (10.7).82
 No permanent residence1 (0.9)0 (0)1 (1.3)n/a
Educational level, n (%)c
 High school, basic level67 (59.3)23 (60.5)45 (60)
 High school, advanced level45 (39.8)15 (39.5)30 (40).96
Profession, n (%)c
 Studying66 (58.4)25 (65.8)41 (54.7)
 Working34 (30.1)9 (23.7)25 (33.3).29
 Job seeking8 (7.1)3 (7.9)5 (6.7).81
 Incapacitated5 (4.4)1 (2.6)4 (5.3).51
Time since surgery, y
 Mean (SD)b1.57 (0.73)1.53 (0.59)1.59 (0.80).72
 Range0.46–5.380.46–3.090.69–5.38n/a
Surgery
 Vaginoplastyn/a38 (100.0)n/an/a
 Breast augmentationn/a9 (23.7)n/an/a
 Mastectomyn/an/a63 (97.9)n/a
 Metoidioplastyn/an/a6 (8.7)n/a
 Waiting for metoidioplastyn/an/a15 (21.7)n/a
 Waiting for phalloplastyn/an/a20 (29.0)n/a
 Does not want metoidioplasty or phalloplastyn/an/a29 (42.0)n/a
Sexual orientation, n (%)c
 Attracted to birth-assigned gender94 (84.7)35 (92.1)59 (80.8)<.05
 Attracted to opposite gender2 (1.8)0 (0)2 (2.7)n/a
 Attracted to both10 (10.8)0 (0)10 (13.7)n/a
 Does not know yet3 (2.7)1 (2.6)2 (2.7).99
Preferred sexual orientation of partner, n (%)c
 Heterosexual73 (64.6)33 (86.8)40 (53.3)<.05
 Gay5 (4.4)1 (2.6)4 (5.3).51
 No preference32 (28.3)4 (10.5)28 (37.3)<.05
 Does not know yet3 (2.6)0 (0)3 (4.0)n/a
Duration of longest relationship, mo
 Mean (SD)b15.43 (15.3)14.6 (17.4)15.8 (14.4).78
 Range1.0–801.0–801.0–48.0 n/a
No. partnersc
 No partner28 (24.8)14 (36.8)12 (16.4)<.05
 1 partner22 (19.8)8 (21.1)14 (19.2).81
 >1 partner63 (56.8)16 (42.1)47 (64.4)<.05
  • n/a, not applicable.

  • a Young transgender adults at inclusion, including birth-assigned men (transwomen) and birth-assigned women (transmen).

  • b Differences calculated by T-test.

  • c Differences calculated by Chisquare test.