The Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Transgendered Populations
Over the last year I've been working at a Residential Eating Disorder Facility for Adults and as some of you may or may not know...I'm a graduate student at Palo Alto University! One of my classes this quarter asked that I make this and I thought I'd share with you guys. Why I chose this topic: Since working at my site I saw a need to better serve my transgendered patients. So many of my patients expressed frustration with the lack of awareness regarding the intersectionality and comorbidity of Eating Disorders in Transgendered populations. I share this with the intention to build awareness and seek support in providing my transgendered people with culturally informed treatment.
What I'm looking for: I would love to hear feedback, learn more about new research or training opportunities, new resources or any way I can be a better ally.
If someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder or in need of support please scan the QR Code above. For transgendered mental health resources please use the links below: