Transgender Children and Suicide

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Essay #: 055894
Total text length is 12,525 characters (approximately 8.6 pages).

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Transgender Children and Suicide
Introduction
Transgender children are at increased risk for suicide. In this paper, I will present some of the research confirming this finding, and explain the reasons that transgender children are so much more likely to take their own lives. Afterwards, I will discuss the methods most likely to reduce the number of suicides in the population of transgender children. My conclusion is that, with the right practices in place, it is possible to lower the suicide rate in this population, but that powerful social and political forces may make it difficult to implement these practices.
In this essay, I am using the term transgender as shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The LGBT...
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..... and may be resistant to modification by regulation, law, and other outside-in solutions.
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