Suicide attempts among U.S. LGBTQ youth who were pressured to change as of 2020

Around 19 percent of U.S. LGBTQ youth who had experienced attempts to convince or change their sexuality or gender identity had attempted suicide within the past 12 months as of 2020, compared to 8 percent of LGBTQ youth who had not experienced such pressure to change. The statistic illustrates the share of U.S. LGBTQ youth who attempted suicide within the past 12 months, by experiences of any attempts to convince or change their sexuality or gender identity or not.

Share of U.S. LGBTQ youth who attempted suicide within the past 12 months as of 2020, by experience with pressure to change sexual orientation or gender

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

December 2, 2019 and March 31, 2020

Number of respondents

over 40,000

Age group

13-24 years

Method of interview

Online survey

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