hrp0095p1-369 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology, and Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2022

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in a Transgender Youth Cohort

Knaus Sarah , Steininger Johanna , Häusler Gabriele , Riedl Stefan

Background: Overweight as a predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcome is of particular interest in gender-affirming healthcare. Transgender populations are at a higher risk for obesity, possibly due to a combination of minority stress, psychiatric comorbidity, and lifestyle differences, such as reluctance to participate in group sports as a consequence of social withdrawal. However, robust auxological data in transgender adolescents is scarce.<p class="a...