By Linda Carroll , Reuters Health. Reuters Health - LGBT adolescents are more likely than other kids their age to try to kill themselves, a new analysis confirms. Data pooled from 35 earlier studies show that sexual minority youth were more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. Transgender youth were at highest risk, nearly six times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers reported. Many LBGT youth have trouble accepting who they are because of the way they are seen by others, di Giacomo explained in an email.
Suicide among LGBT youth
Stigma and suicide among gay and bisexual men living with HIV
The following are lists of countries by suicide rate as published by the World Health Organization WHO and other sources. About one person in 5,—15, dies by suicide every year, with an estimated global rate of According to a recent study, the global rates of suicide death have fallen by a third between and Worldwide, the rates in were about 16 deaths per , men and 7 deaths per , women: women also experienced a greater decrease compared with men over the study period. In much of the world, suicide is stigmatized and condemned for religious or cultural reasons. In some countries, suicidal behavior is a criminal offence punishable by law.
Suicide Rate by Country 2021
Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. It can affect all types of people throughout their lives. Those who survive violence are usually left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are at overall increased risk of violence because of homophobia, harassment, and violent acts directed towards gay persons. Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death for males in the United States.
One of the indescribable aspects of being a member of a minority group is knowing that things are better than they have ever been and, simultaneously, not good enough. The LGBTQ community has won the right to same-sex marriage and achieved unprecedented visibility in politics, media and entertainment. Travis Salway is an epidemiologist trying to close this gap. HuffPost talked to Salway about these persistent challenges and the fight for health equity. How did you find out that more gay and bisexual men were dying of suicide than of causes related to HIV?