By Lisa Rapaport

September 12, 2018

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Transgender adolescents are far more likely to attempt suicide than teens
whose identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, and trans
male youth are especially at risk, a U.S. study suggests.

Roughly half of transgender teens who identify as male but were assigned a
female gender at birth have attempted suicide at least once, the study
found. And 42 percent of adolescents who don't identify exclusively as male
or female have at least one prior suicide attempt.