Trans youth get pregnant at the same rate as cisgender peers

Vice covered a new UBC study of pregnancy among trans youth, which found that pregnancy rates in this group match that of the general population. The finding highlights the need for accurate, comprehensive sexual health education, according to study author and UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc.

She said hormones might not completely suppress fertility, and trans people might not know they could still be fertile “and so might get pregnant when they did not intend to do so.”

“Trans youth deserve to be provided sexual health education that is relevant to their specific needs,” Saewyc said.

A similar story appeared in Metro Weekly and Washington Blade.