Of boys who identify as gay, Overall, states that legalised same-sex marriage saw attempted suicide rates fall by 0. The trend, it seems, was largely the result of fewer suicide attempts by LGB teenagers. School victimization and substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents. Ayers, a computational epidemiologis t who works as an adjunct associate professor at San Diego State University.
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Drop in teenage suicide attempts linked to legalisation of same-sex marriage
What's driving them, he said, is that not all teens live in a supportive culture, even with the advances in same-sex marriage, inclusive anti-bullying programs and non-discrimination protection. A Prospective Study by Mark L. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Reuters Health - - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning LGBQ teens are more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers, a U. Research by the Family Acceptance Project has demonstrated that "parental acceptance, and even neutrality, with regard to a child's sexual orientation" can bring down the attempted suicide rate.