What’s Current: Suicide rate of teen girls increasing faster than teen boys

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  • A study finds that the suicide rate for teenage girls is increasing faster than it has for boys of the same age. Bloomberg reports

“The data show the gap known as the ‘gender paradox’ in suicide — wherein males typically die by suicide at a rate higher than females, while females report suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide at higher rates than males — appears to be closing.”

  • The former leader of a B.C. fundamentalist Christian sect is found guilty of removing a 15-year-old girl from Canada for an arranged marriage to an older member in the United States.
  • Strict abortion legislation across the U.S. incite pro-choice Americans to organize and campaign to protect women’s rights.
  • Feminists criticize the Equality Act for failing to define and distinguish between sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity, and disallowing therapists to explore the causes of dysphoria with patients.
  • Sudanese officials tell CNN that the now-toppled Sudanese regime systematically targeted women at the front lines of anti-government protests through unlawful imprisonment and sexual violence.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.