Study Reveals High Suicide-Attempt Rates for Transgender and Gender Confused Teens

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A new study found that, of all sex-identity groups surveyed, female-to-male trans teens have the highest suicide attempt rate at 50.8%. Non-binary adolescents, meaning teens who do not identify exclusively as female or male, were found to have a 41.8% suicide-attempt rate; male-to-female trans teens had a 29.9% rate; and “questioning” teens had a rate of 27.9%. Compare this to much lower suicide attempt rates for teens who have no difficulty accepting their biological sex. Females were found to have a 17.6% rate, while males had the lowest of any other group at 9.8%. -GEG

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found an alarming number of teens who identify as transgender or nonbinary have attempted suicide at least once, showcasing the dangers of the transgender movement. More than half of all female-to-male transgender teens, for example, have attempted to end their lives.

Researchers behind the study used data collected from more than 600 teens over a 36-month period, June 2012 to May 2015, from the “Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors” survey.

The study found that female-to-male trans teens had the highest suicide attempt rate of all other identity groups surveyed: 50.8%. Unsurprisingly, other gender-confused teens had outrageously high rates of suicide attempts, too. Nonbinary adolescents, meaning teens who do not identify exclusively as female or male, were found to have a 41.8% suicide attempt rate; male-to-female trans teens had a 29.9% rate; and “questioning” teens had a rate of 27.9%.

By comparison, teens who identified as their biological sex and corresponding gender suffered relatively low (though still too high) rates: females were found to have a 17.6% rate while males had the lowest of any other group at 9.8%.

“Identifying as nonheterosexual exacerbated the risk for all adolescents except for those who did not exclusively identify as male or female (ie, nonbinary),” says the study’s abstract. “For transgender adolescents, no other sociodemographic characteristic was associated with suicide attempts.”

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