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Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ people with eating disorders’

By On September 26th, 2018

Experts discuss why LGBTQ people are at such high risk for eating disorders

It is no secret that LGBTQ individuals are significantly more likely to develop eating disorders compared to heterosexual and cisgender people. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, gay men are 7-times as likely to live with an eating disorder and 12-times more likely to report purging behavior. Similarly, bisexual or lesbian women and transgender…

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By On January 25th, 2018

LGBTQ people face unique eating disorder risks

While awareness of eating disorders has grown over the past decade, many groups vulnerable to eating disorders still get overlooked because they don’t fit the stereotype. Young, heterosexual, white women now have wider access to treatment, and face less stigma when openly talking about their eating disorders. Meanwhile, men, people of color, and especially LGBTQ+…

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