The inclusion of diverse gender identities into society is part of the global effort to enhance equality. Even though many countries celebrate the progress toward a more diverse society, there are still milestones to complete. The research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign clearly illustrates the need for new policies, especially in the education system.
The researchers looked at a subsample of 4464 male, female, transgender, and gender-expansive youth. The sample was split equally, with 1116 participants per group. The research findings used in the study analysis come from the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey.
The sample was checked for self-reported verbal, physical, and cyber peer bullying. Also, the researchers looked at the frequency of psychological and physical dating violence. The study findings are available in Paediatrics.