mental health

Canada: Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps

Our findings suggest Grindr’s relationship with body image is embedded in a complex web of causation that reflects the situated and emergent interactions between technology, user and environment. As such, efforts to minimize the role information technologies play in maintaining sexual orientation-based disparities in body image disorders must be equally adaptive.

Taiwan: Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Referendums on the Suicidal Ideation Rate among Nonheterosexual People

The suicidal ideation rate significantly increased in nonheterosexual individuals affected by the same-sex marriage referendums in Taiwan.

Health considerations for transgender women and remaining unknowns: a narrative review

In this narrative review, we aim to comprehensively summarize health considerations for transgender women and identify transgender women-related research areas that will provide answers to remaining unknowns surrounding trans women’s health.

China: Self-surgery, illegal drugs

Many transgender people in China feel forced to seek unregulated, risky treatments, or attempt dangerous self-surgery, because of laws and policies. A lack of professional information on hormone treatment, meanwhile, sees people to turn to the black market or online for drugs

US: Discrimination experiences increase the prevalence of suicide attempts among transgender adults

“Experiences of discrimination and serious psychological distress go hand-in-hand, and both are associated with suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender people.”

One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report

Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates.

The Global Reach of So-called Conversion Therapy

This report draws on data from an extensive literature review, the first-ever global survey on the topic, and in-depth interviews with experts and survivors from various countries.