Boys Who Have Been Victims Of Sexual Assault More Likely To Attempt Suicide.

HealthDay (4/18, Preidt) reported that adolescent “boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide,” according to a study published online in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. After analyzing “data from more than 31,000 American teens, aged 14 to 18, who took part in surveys in 2009 and 2011,” researchers found that among teen “boys, 3.5 percent of those with no history of sexual assault attempted suicide within the past year, compared with more than 33 percent of those who had been sexually assaulted.”

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— “1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 17, 2015.

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