Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 40, June 2017,
Although sexual minority women (SMW) and transgender women have become increasingly visible in recent years and have made progress in achieving civil rights, they continue to face significant levels of discrimination, stigma, and physical violence. As a result, each group faces a wide variety of health disparities, including mental illness and substance use disorders. Overall, both SMW and transgender women experience higher rates of mood and anxiety disorders, suicidality, and substance use disorders than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. This article is a general introduction to these issues and concludes with recommendations for working with sexual minority and transgender women.
Anxiety Disorder; Automutilation; Bisexual; Body Image; Domestic Violence; Eating Disorder; Gender Identity; Health Care Access; Health Care Delivery; Health Care Quality; Health Disparity; Health Services Accessibility; Health Status Disparities; Heterosexual Female; Human; Humans; Lesbian; Male To Female Transgender; Mental Disease; Mental Disorders; Mental Health; Minority Stress; Mood Disorder; Psychology; Review; Sexual And Gender Minorities; Sexual And Gender Minority; Sexual Assault; Sexual Minority; Social Discrimination; Social Stigma; Statistics And Numerical Data; Substance Abuse; Suicidal Behavior; Transgender; Global