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Students With Nontraditional Gender Identities Report More Mental Health Issues

Students With Nontraditional Gender Identities Report More Mental Health Issues

“including transgender, genderqueer, and self-identifying gender students”

It would be interesting to know how many of these students had traditional gender identities before college.

MedPage Today reports:

78% of Non-Cisgender College Students Report Mental Health Symptoms

College students with nontraditional gender identities reported two to four times as many symptoms of mental health conditions as cisgender students, according to cross-sectional survey data.

Among 65,213 students, about half of cisgender students and three-quarters of gender minorities — including transgender, genderqueer, and self-identifying gender students — reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or nonsuicidal self-injury, reported Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues.

As shown in the study online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, transmasculine students (assigned female sex at birth) were a particularly vulnerable group compared with cisgender men, with a higher odds of meeting at least one mental health condition (odds ratio 3.9, 95% CI 2.9-5.1), including suicidal ideation (OR 2.6, 95% CI 2.1-3.2) and suicide attempts (OR 2.31, 95% CI 1.4-3.9) after adjusting for sociodemographic variables and sexuality.

Also vulnerable were genderqueer individuals, who, relative to transgender students and individuals with self-identified genders, had a higher prevalence of seven of the eight conditions evaluated, excluding suicide attempts, the team added.

The stigmatization of gender minorities produces stressors that can trigger psychological responses, leading to mental health vulnerabilities, said co-author Sara Abelson, MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Comments

The stigmatization of gender minorities produces stressors that can trigger psychological responses

I doubt it. I’d guess that they’re already pretty confused and don’t the help of any stigmas to get that way.

    BerettaTomcat in reply to tom_swift. | August 19, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I assume more than a few of these kids are choosing to identify as a n abnormal sexuality as a way to virtue signal or attention seek.

      tom_swift in reply to BerettaTomcat. | August 19, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      Could be. I only know one well, and she’s genuine; no put-on for an “in-crowd”, I’m certain.

      An unusually intelligent person, too, but rather confused.

johnnycab23513 | August 19, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Non traditional gender identity is a mental health issue, which can be cured!

file this under “Duh”

there are three choices:
Male
Female
Mentally Ill

these students chose poorly, which is a reflection on their upbringing, education and culture.

Imagine that people with one mental health issue reporting more mental health issues.

Correlation studies can’t tell you which is cause or which is effect (or if both are caused by something else entirely). So, instead, they leaped to the conclusion they liked.

IOW, Fake News. AKA Typical social “science.”

Probably because they are mentally unhealthy. Just a wild guess.

One of the biggest questions we all have to answer is, who are we as individuals? The gender question has a very simple answer, it’s right between your legs. Does that mean that an individual has to meet societal norms? Nope.

Your headline seems a bit redundant to me. Basically, it could be rephrased as “Students with mental health issues report more mental health issues”

Duh.

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