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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan


Suicide has become a serious public health challenge across the world with around 800,000 people dying by suicide each year. Amongst these a majority of the people (79%) belongs to low and middle-income countries.
Objective:The study aimed to identify the association between suicidal attempts in connection to discrimination among transgender.
Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted. Data were collected from a registered NGO (Gender Interactive Alliance) from February to May, 2020, using a universal and purposive sampling technique.DatawasanalyzedonSPSS(version21.0).Meanandstandarddeviationwas calculated for frequency distribution, while Chi-square was used for categorical variables.
Results: Overall, 250 transgender were approached through a registered NGO. The mean age of participants was 32.34 years with a standard deviation of 7.86 years. From this, 88.4% were males and 11.6% were females as identied by their birth certicates. The current sex/gender the participants identied as 81.6% Males and 18.4% Females. Half of the participants were homeless while 33.6% were living in a shelter. The suicidal attempt was identied in 62.9% of 2Males, 13.5% of Females, and 23.6% of trans genders, as identied by their N.I. Cs (p-value X0.012). Based on monthly income, 36% of the participants who made monthly income between 221000to30000PKR,reportedsuicidalattemptswithasignicantp-valueofX0.034.
Conclusions: This study found an association between discrimination and suicidal attempt among a transgender population.

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Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences

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