Risk factors for attempted suicide in gay and bisexual youth.

  title={Risk factors for attempted suicide in gay and bisexual youth.},
  author={Gary Remafedi and James A. Farrow and Robert W. Deisher},
  volume={87 6},
Studies of human sexuality have noted high rates of suicidality among homosexual youth, but the problem has not been systematically examined. This work was undertaken to identify risk factors for suicide attempts among bisexual and homosexual male youth. Subjects were 137 gay and bisexual males, 14 through 21 years of age, from the upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Forty-one subjects (41/137) reported a suicide attempt; and almost half of them described multiple attempts. Twenty-one percent… 

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