Gender minority students four times more likely to struggle with mental health: US study

August 27, 2019

A survey out of the US has found that postsecondary students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, or nonbinary are four times more likely to have mental health challenges than other students. According to Reuters, the research team analyzed responses from a survey of 60,000 students, of whom 1,200 identified as gender minorities. The researchers stated that about 78% of gender minority students met the criteria for one or more mental health disorder, compared to 45% of cisgender students. “What’s surprising is the magnitude of disparities, and the consistency across all the indicators makes you step back and take pause,” said researcher Sarah Ketchen Lipson. National Post (International)