New Analysis Released on Suicide Among Trans and Gender Nonconforming People

National Center for Transgender Equality's Blog

On Tuesday, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the Williams Institute, released new analysis from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), which was released by NCTE and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 2011. This report uses the 6,456 accounts of discrimination from transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) adults (compiled in NTDS), to find unprecedented links between experiences of discrimination, and suicide attempts among transgender people. The comprehensive report is one part of new study being conducted by Dr. Jody L. Herman (Williams Institute), with Doctors Ann P. Haas and Phillip L. Rogers (AFSP).

Forty-one percent of respondents reported having attempted suicide at some point in their lives. This new groundbreaking analysis seeks to identify and understand the characteristics and experiences that factor into the prevalent suicide attempts among transgender and gender non-conforming people. The study outlines a somber relationship between the negative experiences transgender people…

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