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Transgender College Students Report Higher Rates of Sleep, Mental Health Concerns

June 10, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
College Transgender Purple Depression Sleep
Presented by Health Lab

A team from the U-M Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic is looking to fill a gap in research on the health and wellbeing of transgender students. Shelley Hershner, M.D., director of the clinic, explains a new study finding that transgender college students have significantly higher odds of insomnia diagnosis, sleep and mood disorders, and suicidal behavior in comparison to their cisgender peers. Hershner also explores the next steps in the clinic’s work, including more research and advocacy of gender-inclusive policies on college campuses.

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