Year: 1997 Source: American Journalism Review, (July/August 1997), 3p. SIEC No: 20050104

The author argues that the often-repeated statistics claiming that homosexual teens are at greater risk than heterosexual teens to both attempt & complete suicide are, in fact, not supported by the scientific research. Rather, she argues that there is no population-based evidence that sexual orientation & suicidality are linked either directly or indirectly. The implications for public policy of these so-called “bogus” statistics are examined.