Transgenders more likely to have suicidal thoughts

transgenders more likely to have suicidal thoughts

Of late, researchers examined data of nearly 9,00,000 students from high schools in California and found that 35% students of transgenders accepted of having suicidal thoughts in the past year in comparison to 19% of the non-transgender participants.

“It is crucial that studies of adolescent health include measures of gender identity alongside sexual orientation to better understand and create programs to address the needs of these youth across the United States,” said study’s lead author, Amaya Perez-Brumer of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The researches pointed out that the high ratio of suicidal thoughts among transgender youth could be credited to high rates of victimization and depression among these people.

“Like all students, transgender youth deserve to be safe and supported at school. These results show that reducing depression and victimization for transgender students should significantly reduce their suicide-related risk,” said study co-author, Stephen Russell, in a news release.