A Firm Understanding of the LGBTQ Population
Members of the LGBTQ population suffer from eating disorders at higher rates than others. Being up to date on the latest research and evidence based practiced in critical in treating someone with an eating disorder who is a member of this community.
This is what the research states:
- Gay or bi-sexual males are three times more likely than heterosexual males to develop an eating disorder (NEDA)
- Women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex (Shearer et al, 2015)
- About 16% of those who identify as transgender report being diagnosed with an eating disorder in the last year (Diemer et al, 2014)
Here is what we we state: everyone is deserving of love, appreciation, respect, and recovery. While some of our clinicians are members of the LGBTQ community, all of us are allies.
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