Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose assigned sex at birth is not fully aligned or congruent with their current gender identity or expression. Prior research has documented a high prevalence of adverse health outcomes in some transgender communities, including mental health distress and suicidality, substance use, cigarette smoking, and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Social stressors have also been shown to burden transgender subpopulations throughout development, including experiences of verbal, physical, and/or sexual violence and victimization, as well as discrimination in employment and healthcare.  See the full study here.