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Citation

Jackman KB, Caceres BA, Kreuze EJ, Bockting WO. Arch. Suicide Res. 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, International Academy of Suicide Research, Publisher Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/13811118.2019.1678539

PMID

31642392

Abstract

We examined differences in suicidality based on gender identity while adjusting for known suicide risk factors in a sample of United States adolescents. Using data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey we used logistic regression models to examine three suicide-related outcomes. Youth were categorized as transgender (1.3%), gender-questioning (1.4%), or cisgender (97.3%). In fully adjusted models, compared to cisgender youth, transgender youth had 2.71 (95% CI 1.50-4.92) higher odds of past-year suicide attempts and 2.54 (95% CI 1.05-6.15) higher odds of past-year suicide attempts requiring treatment. Gender-questioning youth had 2.31 (95% CI 1.48-3.60) higher odds of past-year suicidal ideation compared to cisgender youth. Policies and interventions are needed to reduce suicidality among gender minority youth, improve access to mental healthcare, and reduce peer victimization and substance use.


Language: en

Keywords

gender identity; mental health; suicide; transgender;  adolescent

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