This chapter presents findings from the Trans Mental Health Study as they relate to the mental health of trans people who are 50 years of age and older and living in the UK. Trans ageing is a much neglected area of knowledge within the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans ageing, and the mental health and well-being of older trans people even more so. The chapter discusses the small but growing body of literature about trans ageing and mental health. It shows that older trans people reported better rates of mental health compared to the general sample, in addition to higher rates of self-esteem and control over their lives. Respondents were asked whether being trans or having a trans history affected their mental health. Approximately one-third of respondents felt that being trans had a positive effect on their self-esteem. Respondents also assessed what they felt the impact of being trans was for their life satisfaction.
|Title of host publication||Older lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People|
|Subtitle of host publication||Minding the Knowledge Gaps|
|Editors||Andrew King, Kathryn Almack, Yiu-Tung Suen, Sue Westwood|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Sep 2018|
|Name||Routledge Advances in Social Work|