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(p. 149) Social-Psychological Model of Adolescent Suicide 

(p. 149) Social-Psychological Model of Adolescent Suicide
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(p. 149) Social-Psychological Model of Adolescent Suicide
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Christopher D. Corona

, David A. Jobes

, and Alan L. Berman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199950706.003.0013
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date: 14 November 2019

Little is known about transgender adolescents in need of particular support. Previous research has noted elevated rates of suicidal ideation and peer victimization among transgender populations. Data are lacking on the nature of the relationship between peer victimization and suicidal ideation for transgender youth. In this national online study of 5,542 youth 13–18 years of age, past-year rates of bullying were twice as high for transgender and gender non-conforming youth (44%–55%) compared to cisgender youth (i.e., youth whose gender identity is the same as the sex assigned to them at birth; 21%–25%). Rates of past-year generalized peer victimization were similar, however: 37%–42% of transgender and gender non-conforming youth were victims, as were 42%–43% of cisgender youth. Although rates of suicidal ideation were higher for transgender youth, this was largely explained by peer victimization and concurrent psychosocial problems.

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