Transgender people are up to six times more likely to be autistic than those whose gender identity corresponds with their birth sex, study shows | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Transgender people are up to six times more likely to be autistic than those whose gender identity corresponds with their birth sex, study shows

University of Cambridge analysed data from 600,000 adults drawn from five different datasets, including over 500,000 individuals questioned as part of the Channel 4 documentary 'Are you autistic?' which aired in 2018.

They found that rates of autism among transgender adults far surpassed the numbers for the British population as a whole.

While just over 1 per cent of the UK population is estimated to be on the autistic spectrum, up to 6.5 per cent of gender-diverse adults are on the autistic spectrum.

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