Gender-affirming medical care is essential for addressing the mental health burdens of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) populations.1 Gender-affirming hair removal (GAHR) procedures, including electrolysis and laser hair removal, are desired by nearly 90% of TGD people.2 However, such services are covered by only 4.6% of insurance plans,3,4 possibly owing in part to limited evidence of their menatal health benefits. In this study, we investigated the association between GAHR and mental health outcomes.
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Lee MS, Almazan AN, Nambudiri VE, Keuroghlian AS. Association Between Gender-Affirming Hair Removal and Mental Health Outcomes. JAMA Dermatol. Published online July 21, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.2551
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