TABLE 3

Sexual Experiences of Transgender Young Adults Versus the General Population

Sexual experienceTransgender Young Adultsa (N = 113), n (%)General Populationb (N = 4020), n (%)Significance, χ2 (df = 1)P
Has been in love100 (89.3)3881 (97)20.1<.001
Romantic relationship85 (75.9)3585 (89.2)21.5<.001
French kissing96 (85.7)3724 (92.6)9.3<.05
Masturbation89 (81.7)3507 (87.2)7.0<.05
Petting while undressed85 (78.7)3705 (92.2)41.5<.001
Manual masturbation
 Activec77 (71.3)3255 (81.0)11.6<.001
 Passived56 (51.9)3237 (80.5)65.1<.001
Sexual intercoursee41 (37.6)3336 (83.0)160.4<.001
Oral sex
 Activec61 (57.0)3138 (78.1)36.4<.001
 Passived46 (43.0)3419 (85.1)159.5<.001
Anal sex18 (16.7)1067 (26.5)6.4<.05
  • df, degree of freedom.

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

  • b Data from a population study on sexual health in Dutch youth performed at Rutgers University.32

  • c Manual or oral genital touching of another person.

  • d Receiving genital touching manually or orally.

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