Transgender health behaviors in the United States: How are we doing?

Much coverage of transgender health focuses on measures that are specific to us: How effectively is our gender dysphoria being treated in current medical practice? How well does this reduce our levels of depression, anxiety, and stress? What are the long-term benefits and risks of transition treatment? But more general measures of health often don’t receive as much attention. A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on the United States LGBT population offers a look at how we’re doing overall on key health measures linked to mortality from all causes.

 

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender healthcare, public health, psychiatry, and history of medicine, integrating these many perspectives and guided by the lived experiences of trans people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.
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