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Transgender Youth, Teens More Likely to Have Sleep Disorders

November 18, 2022


Read time:

<5 mins
Presented by Health Lab

According to a new Michigan Medicine-led study, teens and young adults who are transgender are four times more likely to have a sleep disorder than cisgender youth.  Ronald Gavidia, M.D., M.S., a U-M sleep medicine physician and assistant professor of neurology, suggests that sleep health in transgender and gender-nonconforming youth has rarely been studied and that these results are concerning. The faculty expert explores the study’s key findings and potential implications for the health of transgender youth and teens.

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