College of Nursing Researchers Study Bone Health of Transgender Individuals | Kent State University

College of Nursing Researchers Study Bone Health of Transgender Individuals

Carol Sedlak, PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE, FAAN, and Cynthia Roller, PhD, RN, CNP, CNM,  have received a grant provided jointly by Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Foundation to study the bone health of transgender individuals.

Since many transgender individuals use hormones to induce and maintain the physical and psychological characteristics of the sex matching their gender identity, they put themselves at risk for osteoporosis and other alterations to their bone health.

Study participants will provide data through a standardized survey, and some study participants will be recruited for a follow-up interview.