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Ver la versión completa : Suicide among gay and lesbian youth



José Benito
02/01/2007, 19:04
ABSTRACT
Suicide among gay and lesbian youth is gaining recognition as a phenomenon that calls for attention. Currently in our country, only LGBT organizations voicing their concerns address this issue and, in some cases, include it on their work agendas. Several studies mention that the probability of suicide among gay and lesbian youth is three times greater than that among their heterosexual peers. With this indicator and by using E. Durkheim’s Suicide and Rules of Sociological Method as key reference sources for theory, this paper also references the Annual Reports on Causes of Death for 2000 and 2001 by the Department of Health of the Argentine Republic as empirical sources in addition to utilizing various articles on this particular issue.