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2021 Jan 13

Clin Exp Rheumatol

Pain and transition: evaluating fibromyalgia in transgender individuals.


Levit D, Yaish I, Shtrozberg S, Aloush V, Greenman Y, Ablin JN
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2021 Jan 13.
PMID: 33506751.


As members of a gender minority, transgender individuals face many challenges. Many experience distress, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation related to gender non-conformity and transphobia. Stress and trauma may contribute to the development of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome, characterised by widespread pain and fatigue. The prevalence of FM among transgenders is not known.