Among Adults Experiencing Homelessness, Risks Differ for Men, Women, and Transgender Individuals

Among adults experiencing homelessness, women were less likely than men to report substance use, but those who did were much more likely to be living in unsheltered situations; conversely, men were less likely than women to report mental health problems, but those who did were more likely to be unsheltered. These are among the findings of the Editor’s Choice study in the latest issue of the journal Women’s Health Issues, “Gender Differences in Factors Associated with Unsheltered Status and Increased Risk of Premature Mortality Among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness.”

Women’s Health Issues is the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, which is based at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University.