Study: Acne Interferes with Gender Expressions in Transgender Patients

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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A January 2024 study on the JAMA Dermatology Network looked at the experiences of acne stigma and treatments in transgender and gender-diverse patients. The study found that acne can interfere with desired gender expression and contribute to negative stigmas and stereotypes towards gender-diverse individuals. Participants also noted a lack of transgender-specific acne care education and a general mistrust toward the health care system.

The study, "Lived Experience of Acne and Acne Treatment in Transgender Patients," was authored by Sarah Gold, BA; Meron Siira, MPH; Sigal Willner, M.D., MPH; et. al. It aimed to examine the lived experiences of acne and acne treatment in transgender and gender-diverse participants.

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