Pregnant transgender men face depression, lack of care: Study

Pregnant transgender men are at higher risk for depression and face difficulty getting medical care due to a lack of knowledge among health care providers, suggests a study. The study published in the journal 'Maturitas' examined health care research on transgender men who become pregnant at or after age 35 to determine their medical and mental health needs. According to the U.S. Transgender Survey, nearly 40 per cent of its 28,000 respondents reported attempting suicide -- nearly nine times the national average. That risk can be increased in transgender men with the unwanted physical changes resulting from pregnancy, according to Brandt.