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"Sexual orientation and risk of suicide attempts among a representative sample of youth."


ABSTRACT: (partial)

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether sexual orientation is an independent risk factor for reported suicide attempts.

CONCLUSIONS: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or not sure youth report a significantly increased frequency of suicide attempts. Sexual orientation has an independent association with suicide attempts for males, while for females the association of sexual orientation with suicidality may be mediated by drug use and violence/victimization behaviors.