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Suicide among persons who entered same-sex and opposite-sex marriage in Denmark and Sweden, 1989-2016: A binational, register-based cohort study

Erlangsen, Annette; Drefahl, Sven; Haas, Ann; Bjorkenstam, Charlotte; Nordentoft, Merete; Andersson, Gunnar


Background People belonging to sexual minority groups have higher levels of suicidality than heterosexuals. However, findings regarding suicide death are sparse. Using unique national data from two countries, we investigated whether individuals entering a same-sex marriage (SSM), a proxy group of sexual minority individuals, had higher suicide rates than those entering opposite-sex marriage (OSM). Methods A cohort study of all males and females who entered an SSM (n=28 649) or OSM (n=3...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2019-213009
Access Rights: Open Access


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