Study by Health and Society Scholar Finds Link Between Social Environment and Gay Teen Suicide

A new study Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Mark Hatzenbuehler (Cohort 8) found that lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers, but may be less likely if they live in a supportive community. The findings, published online today in Pediatrics, were culled from three years of data of health surveys given to teens in Oregon. The data covered more than 30,000 high school students across the state, all surveyed during 11th grade.

Click here to learn more about this study in Reuters Health.

Posted Apr 18, 2011

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