New Study Reveals Shocking Rates of Attempted Suicide Among Trans Adolescents
New Study Reveals Shocking Rates of Attempted Suicide Among Trans Adolescents - HRC
Studies show that the prevalence of suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender adults is significantly higher than that of the U. Using data from the U. Transgender Survey, this report examines key risk factors associated with suiciality among a sample of transgender people. Over the past 20 years, a growing body of research has focused on suicidality among transgender individuals, including prevalence estimates and risk factors associated with suicide thoughts and attempts. Studies of the transgender population demonstrate that the prevalence of suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender adults is significantly higher than that of the U. For example, transgender adults have a prevalence of past-year suicide ideation that is nearly twelve times higher, and a prevalence of past-year suicide attempts that is about eighteen times higher, than the U. The U.
Suicide Thoughts and Attempts Among Transgender Adults
This study explored the overall suicide death rate, the incidence over time, and the stage in transition where suicide deaths were observed in transgender people. A chart study, including all referrals to our clinic since Information on death occurrence, time, and cause of death was obtained from multiple sources.
Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender LGBT youth is significantly higher than among the general population. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among LGBT people have been shown to increase significantly after the passage of discriminatory laws. Bullying of LGBT youth has been shown to be a contributing factor in many suicides, even if not all of the attacks have been specifically regarding sexuality or gender.