Transgender Youths Depression Risk Research

Transgender Youths Depression Risk Research:

“There’s no question we’ve made some strides in representation of transgender youths over the past few years. Modern Family featured the first transgender child actor in September of 2016 and 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, who has a TLC show about what it’s like to grow up trans, was made the first transgender spokeswoman for Clean and Clear in 2015.

Yet, greater media representation has not dispelled some pervasive myths about transgender people — including that simply being transgender means you’re more likely to be depressed.

There’s certainly scientific evidence that young transgender people can be at greater risk for depression and anxiety than their cisgender peers. But these studies often don’t take into account whether or not their subjects have support from family or friends.”

(Via. Refinery29)

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