Suicide and Sexual Orientation: a Critical Summary of Recent Research and Directions for Future Research
There is a hypothesized relationship between sexual orientation & suicide. However, a literature review by the author shows the research on this issue is limited in both quantity & quality. There is no national or statewide data on the frequency or causes of suicide in gays & lesbians or on suicide attempts in the general population or the gay & lesbian population. Several metholodological issues prevent accurate conclusions about the role that sexual orientation might play in suicidal behavior.