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Study Reveals Alarming Suicide Attempt Rates For Transgender Teens

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found an alarming number of teens who identify as transgender or nonbinary have attempted suicide at least once, showcasing the dangers of the transgender movement. More than half of all female-to-male transgender teens, for example, have attempted to end their lives.

Researchers behind the study used data collected from more than 600 teens over a 36-month period, June 2012 to May 2015, from the “Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors” survey.

The study found that female-to-male trans teens had the highest suicide attempt rate of all other identity groups surveyed: 50.8%. Unsurprisingly, other gender-confused teens had outrageously high rates of suicide attempts, too. Nonbinary adolescents, meaning teens who do not identify exclusively as female or male, were found to have a 41.8% suicide attempt rate; male-to-female trans teens had a 29.9% rate; and “questioning” teens had a rate of 27.9%.

By comparison, teens who identified as their biological sex and corresponding gender suffered relatively low (though still too high) rates: females were found to have a 17.6% rate while males had the lowest of any other group at 9.8%.

“Identifying as nonheterosexual exacerbated the risk for all adolescents except for those who did not exclusively identify as male or female (ie, nonbinary),” says the study’s abstract. “For transgender adolescents, no other sociodemographic characteristic was associated with suicide attempts.”

The authors of the study conclude that the best way to remedy the alarming problem at hand is to beef-up suicide prevention efforts for trans kids. “Suicide prevention efforts can be enhanced by attending to variability within transgender populations, particularly the heightened risk for female to male and nonbinary transgender adolescents.”

But this conclusion ignores the real issue: the transgender movement fostering and indulging gender confusion in our youth, which clearly corresponds to higher depression and attempts at taking one’s own life.

Though a reported eight in ten children outgrow gender confusion by adulthood, the Left has continued to relentlessly impose their transgender agenda onto our youth, openly politicizing science and medicine while ignoring the dangerous realities their movement has wrought. This latest study is just more confirmation that the transgender movement being pushed onto our children is not only unconnected to reality, but a serious danger.

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