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dc.contributor.authorWatson, Ryan J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorVeale, Jaimieen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSaewyc, Elizabeth M.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T22:15:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-12-09T22:15:11Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWatson, R. J., Veale, J., & Saewyc, E. M. (2017). Disordered eating behaviors among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(5), 515–522. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22627en
dc.identifier.issn0276-3478en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13286
dc.description.abstractPurpose Research has documented high rates of disordered eating for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, but prevalence and patterns of disordered eating among transgender youth remain unexplored. This is despite unique challenges faced by this group, including gender‐related body image and the use of hormones. We explore the relationship between disordered eating and risk and protective factors for transgender youth. Methods An online survey of 923 transgender youth (aged 14–25) across Canada was conducted, primarily using measures from existing youth health surveys. Analyses were stratified by gender identity and included logistic regressions with probability profiles to illustrate combinations of risk and protective factors for eating disordered behaviors. Results Enacted stigma (the higher rates of harassment and discrimination sexual minority youth experience) was linked to higher odds of reported past year binge eating and fasting or vomiting to lose weight, while protective factors, including family connectedness, school connectedness, caring friends, and social support, were linked to lower odds of past year disordered eating. Youth with the highest levels of enacted stigma and no protective factors had high probabilities of past year eating disordered behaviors. Discussion Our study found high prevalence of disorders. Risk for these behaviors was linked to stigma and violence exposure, but offset by social supports. Health professionals should assess transgender youth for disordered eating behaviors and supportive resources. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.(Int J Eat Disord 2017; 50:515–522)
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherWileyen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders. © 2017 Wiley.
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinicalen_NZ
dc.subjectNutrition & Dieteticsen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychiatryen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychologyen_NZ
dc.subjectbinge eatingen_NZ
dc.subjecteating disordersen_NZ
dc.subjecttransgenderen_NZ
dc.subjectadolescenten_NZ
dc.subjectSEXUAL ORIENTATIONen_NZ
dc.subjectANOREXIA-NERVOSAen_NZ
dc.subjectGENDER DYSPHORIAen_NZ
dc.subjectMENTAL-HEALTHen_NZ
dc.subjectSUPPORTen_NZ
dc.subjectIDENTITYen_NZ
dc.subjectGAYen_NZ
dc.subjectPSYCHOPATHOLOGYen_NZ
dc.subjectADOLESCENTSen_NZ
dc.subjectSUICIDALITYen_NZ
dc.titleDisordered eating behaviors among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factorsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/eat.22627en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Eating Disordersen_NZ
pubs.begin-page515
pubs.elements-id143359
pubs.end-page522
pubs.issue5en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume50en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1098-108Xen_NZ


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