Acceptance significantly reduces suicide risk for intersex youths, report finds

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Acceptance significantly reduces suicide risk for intersex youths, report finds

From NBC News | Out - Health and Wellness by Jo Yurcaba

LGBTQ youths who are also intersex — an umbrella term that describes those whose reproductive or sexual anatomy does not fit the typical definitions of “male” or “female” — have a higher risk of suicide when compared to LGBTQ youths who are not intersex, according to a new report.

But researchers say there is hope, because the data also show that one thing can help significantly reduce the risk: acceptance.

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