Intervenable factors associated with suicide risk in transgender persons: a respondent driven sampling study in Ontario, Canada

We know from other studies that approximately 40% of trans and gender nonbinary identified people attempt suicide at some point in the lifespan, a number shockingly high. While the study below is not specifically about youth, the same factors apply.

Published in: BMC Public Health. 2015. Authors: Greta R. Bauer, Ayden I. Scheim, Jake Pyne, Robb Travers, Rebecca Hammond.

“Large effect sizes were observed… suggesting that interventions to increase social inclusion and access to medical transition, and to reduce transphobia, have the potential to contribute to substantial reductions in the extremely high prevalences of suicide ideation and attempts within trans populations. Such interventions at the population level may require policy change.”