Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led c 3 organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. Need to talk?
W hen Paris Lees appeared on Question Time last weekI and many other trans people sat at home cheering her on. Why is this crisis of mental health within the trans community not the main source of concern? These statistics reveal a deep, systemic problem, and shed light on the way trans people are mistreated in society.
Harrowing statistics from a study recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed alarming levels of attempted suicide among transgender youth -- with the highest rates among transgender boys and non-binary youth. The findings emphasize the urgency of building welcoming and safe communities for LGBTQ young people, particularly for transgender youth. More than half of transgender male teens who participated in the survey reported attempting suicide in their lifetime, while
Michelle M. Michael Underwood, PhD 1 View author affiliations. Convenience samples indicate that transgender youths appear to be at higher risk for violence victimization, substance use, suicide risk, and sexual risk behaviors than are cisgender youth. Population-based survey data from 10 state and nine urban school districts found that an average of 1.
The treatment for transsexualism is sex reassignment, including hormonal treatment and surgery aimed at making the person's body as congruent with the opposite sex as possible. There is a dearth of long term, follow-up studies after sex reassignment. To estimate mortality, morbidity, and criminal rate after surgical sex reassignment of transsexual persons.
Being LGBTQ alone does not put a young person at higher risk for suicide; the discrimination, rejection, fear, and harassment that may come with being LGBTQ in an unsupportive environment are what increase the risk. We want young LGBTQ people to know they are not alone, and the adults in their lives to know when and how to best support them. If you are thinking about suicide, reach out to someone you trust, your doctor, or call NYC-WELL for free, confidential, and immediate support.
Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbiangaybisexualtransgenderetc LGBT youth is significantly higher than among the general population. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among LGBT people have been shown to increase significantly after the passage of discriminatory laws. Bullying of LGBT youth has been shown to be a contributing factor in many suicides, even if not all of the attacks have been specifically regarding sexuality or gender.
Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain.
When Shear Avory was a child, they'd look out the window and hope. For the bullying to stop. For conversion therapy to end.
Every parent faced with a child claiming they think they are transgender will have heard the terrifying statistics about high suicide rates when transgender children are not supported in their preferred gender identity. However, is this really true? Is there strong evidence to support this widely held view? We strongly believe that the answer is no.