The Disproportionate Mental Health Burden Among Incarcerated Transgender and Gender Diverse People
This article examines the distribution of self-reported mental health conditions and clinical contact among incarcerated transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals compared to cisgender women and men. Data are derived from the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates. Results indicate that TGD respondents report more mental health symptoms, conditions, and clinical contact than their cisgender counterparts. The findings have important implications for the mental health disadvantages experienced by TGD people currently in prison.