LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Researchers conducting further analysis into the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) revealed pretty much what we already suspected — trans people who experience violence and family rejection are at higher risk for suicide attempts.
The following are some of the findings from the new American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute study:
78 percent of survey respondents who suffered physical or sexual violence at school (attempted suicide).
65 percent of respondents who experienced violence at work.
Over half of those who experienced harassment or bullying in schools.
57 percent of those who reported that their family chose not to speak/spend time with them.
69 percent of those who had ever experienced homelessness.
60 percent of those who reported a doctor or healthcare provider refused to treat them.
51 percent of those who are HIV-positive.
55-65 percent of those with disabilities.
57-61 percent of those disrespected or harassed by law enforcement officers.
The new study is titled: Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults. Ann P. Haas, Philip L. Rodger, and Jody L. Herman lead the study.
The initial 2011 survey findings were published in Injustice at Every Turn. A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. The findings in that report marked a turning point in the lives of trans people — raw data, rather than speculation, could be used to argue for legislative and administrative changes needed to reverse dire conditions for trans people. The new study significantly improves the outlook for trans people.
Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdf
National Transgender Discrimination Survey: http://www.transequality.org/PDFs/NTDS_Report.pdf
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