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High suicide rates in American transsexuals. 40% had attempted suicide

According to a report by the U.S. Transgender Survey, an association aimed at defending the rights of transsexuals, 39% of trans people suffered severe psychological distress in the month prior to the interview carried out to obtain these data, compared to 5% of the United States population 9%. Forty percent had attempted suicide in their lifetime versus 4.6% for the U.S. population. Seven percent had attempted suicide in the last year; this rate for the U.S. population was 0.6%.

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