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Healthcare costs and quality of life outcomes following gender affirming surgery in trans men : a review

Justine Defreyne UGent, Joz Motmans UGent and Guy T'Sjoen UGent (2017) EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS & OUTCOMES RESEARCH.
abstract
Introduction: Options for gender affirming therapy in trans men include social transitioning, mental coaching, hormonal therapy and gender affirming surgery. Research has concluded that gender affirming therapy is safe and feasible and generally leads to high satisfaction rates. However, research regarding the cost-effectiveness is scarce. Areas covered: A literature research was conducted on PubMed, Google scholar and Scopus, searching for relevant articles on the subject of the effects of gender affirming hormone therapy, gender affirming surgery and fertility in trans persons. Out of the 77 full text articles, 29 on the topic of quality of life and sexual desire following the initiation of gender affirming hormonal therapy and gender affirming surgery were selected for this review. Expert commentary: Multiple studies have shown the positive effect of gender affirming hormonal therapy and gender affirming surgery on quality of life of trans persons and several studies describe an increase in their psychological wellbeing. In addition, satisfaction rates after gender affirming surgery are high and surgery is rarely regretted. However, as only one study has addressed cost-effectiveness of gender affirming treatment in trans men, further research is necessary.
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journalArticle (review)
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in press
subject
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Transgender, trans men, gender affirming surgery, quality of life, cost-effectiveness
journal title
EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS & OUTCOMES RESEARCH
Expert Rev. Pharmacoecon. Outcomes Res.
ISSN
1473-7167
1744-8379
DOI
10.1080/14737167.2017.1388164
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
8534714
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8534714
date created
2017-10-18 18:53:06
date last changed
2017-10-24 08:47:21
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  abstract     = {Introduction: Options for gender affirming therapy in trans men include social transitioning, mental coaching, hormonal therapy and gender affirming surgery. Research has concluded that gender affirming therapy is safe and feasible and generally leads to high satisfaction rates. However, research regarding the cost-effectiveness is scarce.
Areas covered: A literature research was conducted on PubMed, Google scholar and Scopus, searching for relevant articles on the subject of the effects of gender affirming hormone therapy, gender affirming surgery and fertility in trans persons. Out of the 77 full text articles, 29 on the topic of quality of life and sexual desire following the initiation of gender affirming hormonal therapy and gender affirming surgery were selected for this review.
Expert commentary: Multiple studies have shown the positive effect of gender affirming hormonal therapy and gender affirming surgery on quality of life of trans persons and several studies describe an increase in their psychological wellbeing. In addition, satisfaction rates after gender affirming surgery are high and surgery is rarely regretted. However, as only one study has addressed cost-effectiveness of gender affirming treatment in trans men, further research is necessary.},
  author       = {Defreyne, Justine and Motmans, Joz and T'Sjoen, Guy},
  issn         = {1473-7167},
  journal      = {EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS \& OUTCOMES RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {Transgender,trans men,gender affirming surgery,quality of life,cost-effectiveness},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Healthcare costs and quality of life outcomes following gender affirming surgery in trans men : a review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14737167.2017.1388164},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Defreyne, Justine, JOZ MOTMANS, and Guy T’Sjoen. 2017. “Healthcare Costs and Quality of Life Outcomes Following Gender Affirming Surgery in Trans Men : a Review.” Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research.
APA
Defreyne, J., MOTMANS, J., & T’Sjoen, G. (2017). Healthcare costs and quality of life outcomes following gender affirming surgery in trans men : a review. EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS & OUTCOMES RESEARCH.
Vancouver
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Defreyne J, MOTMANS J, T’Sjoen G. Healthcare costs and quality of life outcomes following gender affirming surgery in trans men : a review. EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS & OUTCOMES RESEARCH. 2017;
MLA
Defreyne, Justine, JOZ MOTMANS, and Guy T’Sjoen. “Healthcare Costs and Quality of Life Outcomes Following Gender Affirming Surgery in Trans Men : a Review.” EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS & OUTCOMES RESEARCH (2017): n. pag. Print.