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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.

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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:

  1. Mirroring trends in cis male and female populations, trans men were more likely to report risky drinking as compared to trans women

  2. Efforts to reduce discrimination against transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people may reduce risky drinking.



Renato Barucco