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Transgender youth nearly twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts

Transgender youth nearly twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts
September 12, 2017

More than a third of transgender high school students in California reported having suicidal thoughts in the past year, almost twice that of their cisgender peers, according to new research.

These findings highlight an urgent need for school-based mental health services to help protect transgender students from suicidal ideation, the researchers wrote.

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