Using Chosen Names Reduces Suicide in Transgender Youths

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From UT News: A new study has found that allowing transgender youths to use their chosen name at home, school, and work dramatically decreases their risk of suicide.

“Researchers interviewed transgender youths ages 15 to 21 and asked whether young people could use their chosen name at school, home, work and with friends. Compared with peers who could not use their chosen name in any context, young people who could use their name in all four areas experienced 71 percent fewer symptoms of severe depression, a 34 percent decrease in reported thoughts of suicide and a 65 percent decrease in suicidal attempts.”

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