In the News: Pubertal Suppression and Decreased Lifetime Suicidal Ideation

A new study by The Fenway Institute entitled, "Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation," examines associations between access to pubertal suppression and suicidality. The study demonstrates a significant inverse association between treatment with pubertal suppression during adolescence and lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults who ever wanted this treatment. It suggests that pubertal suppression for transgender adolescents who want this treatment is associated with favorable mental health outcomes. This research was recently published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The online version of this article is available here.

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