2 Aug 2015

A new article published in the August issue of The Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine finds the prevalence of eating disorders in transgender college students is far greater than any cisgender man or woman. Cisgender refers to people who identify their personal identity with the gender they were assigned at birth.

The study, carried out by members of Washington University at St. Louis, accessed data from 289,024 students from 223 U.S. universities participating in the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II, a national survey of a broad range of health behaviors, outcomes and perceptions among college students. To identify eating disorders, students were asked if they have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for anorexia or bulimia in the past year. Cisgender students also identified as heterosexual, unsure or sexual minority.
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