Eating Disorders do Discriminate: Trans Teens Face Greater Risk


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As the number of individuals who identify as transgender or non-binary increase, the effect of societal expectations and standards on coming out and transitioning have been more closely examined. In a 2015 study, transgender teens were found to be at more than 4 times greater risk than their cisgender counterparts of developing eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. This correlation indicates focus areas for future support and policy work.

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