Researchers use the military health care system to investigate mental health in transgender youth

“It was nice to use the military health system to look at the population, which tends to be very diverse…[It allowed] us to get pretty large numbers to make some better conclusions about what’s already been established in this population,” says David A. Klein, MD, MPH.

In this video, Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman, MSW, PhD, and David A. Klein, MD, MPH, discuss the background and objectives of their study, “Mental Healthcare Utilization of Transgender Youth Before and After Affirming Treatment,” published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Hisle-Gorman is an associate professor of pediatrics and Klein is an associate professor of family medicine and pediatrics at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland.