People participate in a kiss-in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump organized by the LGBT community near Trump Tower in New York City, Feb. 12, 2017. Reuters

President Donald Trump's administration is expected to rollback protections for transgender students, including those that allow them to use their preferred names and use bathrooms that align with their gender identity.

"I would expect further guidance to come out on that today," Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday during a news conference. He didn't explain further but added Trump is "a firm believer in states' rights."

Activists have pushed back against the reported move. "These transgender students simply want to go to school in the morning without fear of discrimination or harassment," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin in a statement. "The consequences of this decision will no doubt be heartbreaking. This isn't a 'states rights' issue, it’s a civil rights issue. Children deserve protection from bullying no matter what state they live in. Period."

Amid the controversy over the move, there are some important facts involving transgender youth that may shed light on their everyday challenges.

1. Fifty-one percent of transgender kids have been verbally abused at school, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

2. A study of 55 transgender youth found that one-quarter reported attempting suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3. Using data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the Williams Institute at UCLA found that 78 percent of transgender people who experience physical or sexual violence at school also attempted suicide.

4. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program found that of 24 hate violence homicides of LGBT people in 2015, 16 of the victims were transgender. Thirteen of the victims were transgender women of color.

5. A 2013 study showed that the rate of anxiety and depression for transgender people far surpasses that of the population overall. Fifty-one percent of transgender women and 48.3 percent of transgender men showed depressive symptoms.

6. Eighty-two percent of transgender youth said that they don't feel safe at school, according to a 2011 study from the National Center of Transgender Equality.