Sexual Orientation and Youth Suicide. Sexual orientation was measured with 1 forced-choice self-description. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior16 This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.
Some risk factors were specific to being gay or bisexual in a hostile environment. Clinical Endocrinology. Prevalence of suicide attempts was consistent across birth cohorts lifetime prevalence and mean number of attemptsbut substantial differences in age at initial or only attempt were found, with increasing prevalence rates since of attempts in those younger than age Individual differences in the coming out process for gay men: implications for theoretical models.
The ability to generalize these findings to recent cohorts of young gay men is not known. Estimates of the prevalence of gay, Suicidal behavior in adolescent and young adult gay men, and bisexual people in the United States vary according to how they are defined Pathelal et al.
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An year follow-up study of the mortality status of over 5, U. Minority youths at high risk: gay males and runaways. Similarly, the association between depression and suicide attempts was stronger among non-LGB respondents than among LGB respondents.
Problem drinking and depression increased risk for suicidal ideation among LGB respondents; drug use did not. Contributors V. Further, surveys have identified few LGB participants over the age of
Suicidal behavior in the family and adolescent risk behavior. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Consistent with earlier findings, 11 we observed higher adjusted rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among LGB adolescents and young adults than among non-LGB resondents.
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