Bisexual Youth at Greater Risk For Suicide, Study Shows

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An analysis by The Trevor Project, a LGBT crisis and suicide prevention organization, found that bisexual youth are at a greater risk for suicide and other mental health issues than other members of the LGBT community, or straight youth.

The study looked at the Center for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Two-thirds of bisexual youth reported considering suicide, compared with 27 percent of straight and 49 percent of gay and lesbian youth. Over a quarter of bisexual youth actually attempted suicide, according to Bustle.

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The study also shows that 33 percent of bisexual teens were bullied, and 20 percent were forced to have sex, Bustle reported.