Disability in Focus: March 2021
Mental Health Support Needed for Transgender Adults with Disabilities
Everyone has a gender identity, including men, women, people who are neither men nor women, and people who are both.
2 in 5
NH adults who are transgender have a diability
Adults who are transgender are 2 times more likely to have a disability than adults who are cisgender. This includes one or more disabilities related to mobility, cognition, vision, hearing, and more. People who belong to more than one social group, like people with disabilities who are also transgender, often have more physical and mental health risks.
"The way others treat me based on my gender identity has negatively impacted my mental health at times... it has made me anxious about going out in the world."
- Transgender person with a disability