Year: 2011 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.46, no.2, (February 2011), p.111-117 SIEC No: 20110150

This study investigated sexual orientation-related differences in suicide mortality in Denmark during the initial 12-month period following legalization of same-sex registered domestic partnerships. Suicide mortality risk was estimated among individuals classified into 1 of 3 marital/cohabitation statuses: current/formerly in same-sex registered domestic partnerships; current/formerly heterosexually married; or never married/registered. Risk for suicide mortality was associated with this proxy indicator of sexual orientation, but only significantly among men. The estimated age-adjusted suicide mortality risk for registered domestic partnership men was nearly 8 times greater than for men with positive histories of heterosexual marriages & nearly twice as high for men who had never married. (55 refs.) JA