Risky Drinking Among Transgender Individuals: Preliminary Findings from Project AFFIRM
In the United States, transgender people report a higher rate of heavy drinking and binge drinking compared to the general population.
Dr. Jeremy Kidd from the NYC AFFIRM team presented preliminary findings on alcohol use and predictors for risky drinking among U.S. transgender individuals at a poster session hosted by Columbia University Irving Medical Center titled "Understanding Alcohol Use and Predictors of Heavy Drinking Among U.S. Transgender Individuals: Findings from a Multi-Site, Longitudinal Cohort Study."
Here are the key findings:
Mirroring trends in cis male and female populations, trans men were more likely to report risky drinking as compared to trans women
Efforts to reduce discrimination against transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people may reduce risky drinking.