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For transgender youths, delay in cross-sex HT initiation increases risk for smoking

Among transgender adolescents, a longer delay between the recognition of transgender identity and the initiation of cross-sex hormone therapy is independently associated with an increased risk for current and lifetime smoking, according to findings published in Transgender Health.
Transgender identity development may present a period in which transgender-specific minority stressors place transgender adolescents at increased risk for developing maladaptive coping behaviors, such as smoking, Sari L. Reisner, ScD, associate scientific researcher and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard
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