169. “Out of the Mouths Of Babes”: Exploring COVID-19’s Impact on Identity Formation for Gender-Diverse Youth

A popular narrative permeating academic and public spaces is the omnipresence of COVID-19 and the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on humanity ’s mental health. Extant research is replete with participants experiencing anxiety, depression, and social isolation, often exacerbated by COVID-19. Arguably, Gender-Diverse Youth (GDY) in the U.S. might experience these states of being to a greater extent due to the added risks and challenges as sociated with their gender identities and/or expressions.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research