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Comparison of Suicidal Tendency in Male Operated and Non-operated Patients Suffering from Gender Dysphoria, in Fars Province between 2011 and 2013
E. Asadipour1, S. Behzadipour1, M. Zarenezhad *2
1- Psychology Department, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran
2- Iranian Legal Medicine Research Center, Tehran, Iran , Zarenezhad@hotmail.com
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Aims: Gender identity disorder is one of the most important psychiatric disorders. Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS), despite having high social and psychological pressure, heals many problems of these people. This study was conducted with the aim of comparing suicidal tendency in male operated and non-operated patients suffering from gender dysphoria in Fars province between the 2011 and 2013.
Instruments and Methods: This cross sectional descriptive-analytical study was conducted in Fars province during 2012 to 2013 on 70 patients with gender dysphoria, dividing into 35 operated male to female patients and 35 non-operated male to female patients by available sampling method. Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSSI) was used to measure susceptibility of individuals to suicide. The findings were analyzed, suing SPSS 22 software and by ANOVA.
Findings: The mean age of the patients in the population was 27.47±3.30 years. The mean of suicidal tendency was significantly different between the operated and non-operated patients and the non-operated group was more likely to commit suicide than the operated group (F=4.09; p<0.05). There was a significant negative correlation between age of the studied population and suicide susceptibility. In other words, with increasing age, the susceptibility to suicide was reduced.
Conclusion: The operated patients with gender identity disorder are more likely to suicide and are more susceptible to suicide compared with the non-operated patients.
Keywords: Gender Dysphoria, Suicidal Tendency, Sex Reassignment Surgery, Forensic Medicine
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Received: 2018/10/2 | Accepted: 2019/01/30 | Published: 2019/03/19
* Corresponding Author Address: Second Floor, No. 4, Me'raj Alley, Behesht Street, South of Park-shahr, Tehran, Iran.
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Asadipour E, Behzadipour S, Zarenezhad M. Comparison of Suicidal Tendency in Male Operated and Non-operated Patients Suffering from Gender Dysphoria, in Fars Province between 2011 and 2013. Iran J Forensic Med. 2019; 25 (1) :31-36
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