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Suicidality rates differ among transgender adults

May 18, 2017

Transgender adults had significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempts, with suicidal ideation more common in male-to-female individuals and attempted suicide more common among female-to-male individuals.

“Suicidality and other forms of mental health distress are health disparities that increasingly are being documented and studied in the academic literature as disproportionately affecting transgender people and populations,” Robert Garofalo MD, MPH, editor-in-chief of Transgender Health, said in a press release. “With this work, Noah Adams and colleagues advance the field by conducting a meta-analysis giving important epidemiologic data that can then be used to develop interventions designed to help transgender people who are having suicidal thoughts or are experiencing psychological distress.”

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