Did you know that almost half of people that “change their sex” attempt to kill themselves? Fortunately, there’s a new book to help deal with this problem.
Paper Genders is a fresh new book (April 2011) dedicated to preventing sorrow and suicide. Get the knowledge you need to avoid the common pitfalls associated with changing genders. The book is available through www.sexchangeinfo.com.
Transgenders are attempting to commit suicide at an alarming rate–reported to be over 40%, according to Clara Moskowitz, senior writer for LiveScience in her article posted November 19, 2010:
A staggering 41 percent of transgender people in the United States have attempted to commit suicide, according to a new survey.
“I knew that the magnitude would be high, but I did not think the suicide attempt numbers would be that high,” said clinical psychologist Gail Knudson, a professor in the department of sexual medicine at the University of British Columbia and medical director of the Transgender Health Program at Vancouver Coastal Health.
That 41 percent suicide rate among transgender people is more than 25 times the rate of the general population, which is 1.6 percent. And among trans people ages 18-44, the suicide attempt rate was 45 percent.
These statistics are just some of the sobering findings from a survey of more than 7,000 transgender people conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, released in October 2010.