News | Topic: Mental Health

Transgender Surgery Provides No Mental Health Benefit

Neither “gender-affirming hormone treatment” nor “gender-affirming surgery” reduced the need of transgender-identifying people for mental health services. Read the article here.

Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely To Bully, Commit Sexual Violence

Coping mechanisms that help adolescents thrive and do well, even in the face of stress and adversity, are important to preventing interpersonal violence. Read the article here.

Oral Contraceptives Tied To Depressive, Psychiatric Symptoms In Teens

Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in young women, new research shows. Read the article here.

Youth Sexting Tied To Sexual Behavior, Mental Health Risks

But whether there’s a causal link, and in which direction, remains uncertain. Read the article here.