A 'Crisis' of Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts in Transgender Youth
Transgender youth are significantly more likely to consider suicide and attempt it compared to their cisgender peers, new research shows. In a large population-based study, investigators found the increased risk of suicidality is partly because of bullying and cyberbullying experienced by transgender teens.
@thelle The risk of suicidal thoughts and actions is not well studied in transgender and nonbinary youth. To expand the evidence base, the researchers analyzed data for 6800 adolescents aged 15 to 17 years from the 2019 Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth. The sample included 1130 (16.5%) adolescents who identified as having some degree of same-gender attraction, 265 (4.3%) who were unsure of their attraction ("questioning"), and 50 (0.6%) who were transgender, meaning they identified as being of a gender different from that assigned at birth.