Adults who undergo sex reassignment—even in Sweden, which is among the most LGBT-affirming countries—have a suicide rate nearly 20 times greater
According to a report by the U.S. Transgender Survey, an association aimed at defending the rights of transsexuals, 39% of trans people suffered severe psychological distress in the month prior to the interview carried out to obtain these data, compared to 5% of the United States population 9%. Forty percent had attempted suicide in their lifetime versus 4.6% for the U.S. population. Seven percent had attempted suicide in the last year; this rate for the U.S. population was 0.6%.
Two things we should consider for treat to decrease transsexuals suicide rates,
- Contrary to the claim of activists of geneder theroy, there is no evidence that harassment and discrimination, let alone lack of affirmation, are the primary cause of suicide among any minority group. In fact, at least one study from 2008 found perceived discrimination by LGBT-identified individuals not to be causative.
- Transition-affirming protocol has not solved the problem of transgender suicide. Adults who undergo sex reassignment—even in Sweden, which is among the most LGBT-affirming countries—have a suicide rate nearly 20 times greater than that of the general population. Clearly, sex reassignment is not the solution to gender dysphoria (Michelle Cretella, M.D., is president of the American College of Pediatricians. See HERE complete article)