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Health impact of chest binding among transgender adults: a community-engaged, cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Culture, Health & Sexuality, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 1,020)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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9 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
271 tweeters
facebook
11 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor

Readers on

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80 Mendeley
Title
Health impact of chest binding among transgender adults: a community-engaged, cross-sectional study
Published in
Culture, Health & Sexuality, June 2016
DOI 10.1080/13691058.2016.1191675
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sarah Peitzmeier, Ivy Gardner, Jamie Weinand, Alexandra Corbet, Kimberlynn Acevedo

Abstract

Chest binding involves the compression of chest tissue for masculine gender expression among people assigned a female sex at birth, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. There are no peer-reviewed studies that directly assess the health impacts of chest binding, yet transgender community resources commonly discuss symptoms such as pain and scarring. A cross-sectional 32-item survey was administered online to an anonymous, non-random sample of adults who were assigned a female sex at birth and had had experience of binding (n = 1800). Multivariate regression models were used to identify practices associated with self-reported health outcomes. Of participants, 51.5% reported daily binding. Over 97% reported at least one of 28 negative outcomes attributed to binding. Frequency (days/week) was consistently associated with negative outcomes (22/28 outcomes). Compression methods associated with symptoms were commercial binders (20/28), elastic bandages (14/28) and duct tape or plastic wrap (13/28). Larger chest size was primarily associated with dermatological problems. Binding is a frequent activity for many transmasculine individuals, despite associated symptoms. Study findings offer evidence of how binding practices may enhance or reduce risk. Clinicians caring for transmasculine patients should assess binding practices and help patients manage risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 80 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Other 18 23%
Unknown 13 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 30%
Psychology 11 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 13%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 4%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 14 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 305. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2020.
All research outputs
#50,785
of 15,638,060 outputs
Outputs from Culture, Health & Sexuality
#1
of 1,020 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,716
of 268,322 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Culture, Health & Sexuality
#1
of 21 outputs
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