TABLE 2

Sexual Experiences of Young Transgender Adults During (Retrospectively Reported) and After (Current) GAT

Sexual ExperienceTotal Groupa During and After GATb (N = 138)Transwomena During and After GATb (n = 38)Transmena During and After GATb (n = 75)
During GAT, n (%)After GAT, n (%)Significance,cPEffect Size,d pDDifference 95% CleDuring GAT, n (%)After GAT, n (%)Significance,cPEffect SizedDifference 95% CleDuring GAT, n (%)After GAT, n (%)Significance,cPEffect SizedDifference 95% Cle
Has been in loven/a100 (89.3)n/an/an/an/a35 (92.1)n/an/an/an/a65 (87.8)n/an/an/a
Romantic relationshipn/a85 (75.9)n/an/an/an/a24 (63.2)n/an/an/an/a61 (82.4)n/an/an/a
French kissing93 (83.0)96 (85.7).98n/an/a31 (81.6)33 (86.6).45n/an/a62 (83.8)63 (85.1).572n/an/a
Masturbation62 (56.4)89 (81.7)<.0010.280.17 to 0.3312 (31.6)33 (89.2)<.050.560.40 to 0.7250 (69.4)56 (77.8)<.0010.0830.02 to 0.15
Petting undressed64 (57.1)85 (78.7)<.0010.220.22 to 0.2222 (57.9)32 (84.2)<.0010.080.08 to 0.0842 (56.8)53 (75.7).063−0.06−0.2 to 0.09
Manual masturbation
 Activef61 (56.0)77 (71.3)<.050.160.09 to 0.2319 (50.0)26 (68.4)<.050.180.06 to 0.3142 (59.2)51 (72.9)<.050.140.06 to 0.22
 Passiveg23 (21.1)56 (51.9)<.0010.310.21 to 0.406 (15.8)26 (68.4)<.0010.530.37 to 0.6917 (23.9)30 (42.9)<.0010.190.10 to 0.28
Sexual intercourseh18 (16.2)41 (37.6)<.0010.210.13 to 0.295 (13.2)23 (60.5)<.050.470.31 to 0.6313 (17.8)18 (25.4).0630.070.01 to 0.13
Oral sex
 Activef49 (45.0)61 (57.0)<.050.130.06 to 0.2017 (44.7)21 (55.3)<.0010.110.01 to 0.2032 (45.1)40 (58.0)<.050.140.05 to 0.24
 Passiveg19 (17.4)46 (43.0)<.0010.250.17 to 0.334 (10.5)20 (52.6)<.0010.420.26 to 0.5815 (21.1)26 (37.7)<.0010.160.07 to 0.25
Anal sex12 (10.9)18 (16.7).31n/an/a8 (21.1)13 (34.2).063n/an/a4 (5.6)5 (7.1).97n/an/a
  • CI, confidence interval; n/a, not applicable.

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

  • b Early GAT for adolescents may consist of puberty suppression, use of affirming hormones, and gender-affirmative surgery.

  • c McNemar test.

  • d Effect size of McNemar test, calculated by the difference in proportion.

  • e 95% CI of the difference in proportion.

  • f Manual or oral genital touching of another person.

  • g Receiving genital touching manually or orally.

  • h Sexual intercourse was defined as penile-vaginal penetration.