Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People

HealthDay (5/19, Mundell) reports that “risks for attempting suicide more than tripled for transgender adults who experienced a ‘high level’ of familial rejection,” research published online in LGBT Health suggests. After analyzing “2008-2009 data on almost 3,500 transgender adults interviewed from all 50 states, as part of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey,” researchers also found that “the risk for alcohol or drug abuse…rose much higher in these situations.”

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— “,” E. J. Mundell, HealthDay, May 19, 2016.

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