Transgender research sees body dissatisfaction, eating disorders – By Nella Letizia, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

Pullman, Wash. – Young people face tremendous pressure to conform to the “right” body image. But what does that mean for someone questioning his or her gender? A Washington State University McNair Scholar who analyzed what transgender youth and young adults have to say about their body image found that they report dissatisfaction with their bodies, and 17 percent report having experienced an eating disorder.