Transgender Americans Face Variety Of Health Disparities, Study Finds
Among other issues, transgender adults are more likely to be depressed, overweight and uninsured than people whose gender identity matches their gender at birth.
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Being Transgender In America May Be Hazardous To Your Health, Study Shows
A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine characterizes a variety of health disparities between people who are transgender (that is, their gender identity is not the same as their gender at birth) and people who are cisgender (their gender identity matches their gender at birth). Spoiler alert: There are many. (Kaplan, 5/30)
In other public health news —
CDC: California Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 87 Percent Since 1999
Death rates from Alzheimer's disease nationwide increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, the Centers for Disease Control reported last week, with California deaths rising 87 percent. There are many reasons for those jumps, according to the research, including an aging population and better diagnoses. (Cavanaugh and Lipkin, 5/30)