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.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences
Khan, S. A.,
Ali, T. S.
(2022). Association between suicidal attempts in connection to discrimination among trans genders. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 3(4), 159-164.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_son/491
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