Transition processes among transgender and non-binary individuals: between wellbeing and discrimination



Cotton JC, Martin-Storey A, Le Corff Y, Michaud A et Beauchesne-Lévesque SG. (2022). Démarches de transition chez les personnes trans et non-binaires : Entre mieux-être et discrimination. Revue québécoise de psychologie. 43(22): 27-46.


Many transgender and non-binary (TNB) people undergo social, legal or medical transitions to improve their quality of life and well-being. In order to tailor resources to support their needs, it is essential to understand how transition journeys are associated with individual-level psychosocial well-being. Our study examines three indicators of psychosocial functioning (life satisfaction, psychological distress, and gender discrimination) as a function of TNB individuals’ transition status. Findings suggest that while transitioning is linked to greater well-being for those TNB individuals who wish to engage in these processes, it exposes them to gender discrimination.