One out of every 100 Youth19 participants identified as transgender or non-binary (1.0%). A further 0.6% reported that they were not sure of their gender. Three quarters (73%) of transgender and diverse gender participants said they had started to identify as transgender or gender-diverse before the age of 14. Transgender students face high challenges in home, school, community and health care settings. Despite this, many are doing well, and transgender young people contribute widely in communities. We all share the responsibility to create environments in which transgender young people can flourish. There are important actions that families, schools, communities and government can take to support the health and wellbeing of transgender young people – more inside.


Creator | Kaihanga
The Youth19 Research Group
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
The University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
Keywords | Kupu
Identity, Home And Family, School, Neighbourhood And Community, Health Services, Mental Health
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Fenaughty, J., Sutcliffe, K., Fleming, T., Ker, A., Lucassen, M., Greaves, L., and Clark, T. (2021). A Youth19 Brief: Transgender and diverse gender students. The Youth19 Research Group, The University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington.

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