Heart disease "can" cause death as well. Nothing is certain. Same thing with cancer, if left untreated it can cause death. It doesn't always, sometimes it goes away. Your point is false.<quoted text>
Key word in your retort: "can".
Does not necessarily mean it WILL. What are the percentages of GID that turn from "can" to "it actually happening"?
You were close. I have the heterosexual stamina of a 14 year old and my humor is second to only Pard and Clem. TYVM.
"Respondents experienced high levels of violence. Two-thirds of respondents had thought of attempting suicide. Respondents reported a high need for health and social services, particularly MTFs and people of color. " http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~cont...
Two thirds = 66 percent. If only ½ of those attempts succeed that's a 33% suicide rate, a rate that is supported by anecdotal evidence from gender therapists and counselors.
"Both suicide attempts and completed suicides are common in transgendered persons. Studies generally report a pre-transition suicide attempt rate of 20% or more, with MTFs relatively more likely to attempt suicide than FTMs. There is some evidence that transsexual people are less likely to attempt suicide once they have completed the transition to the other sex."
Almost all of the trans people I know have reported suicidal ideation and a great number of them report actual attempts. It's a recognized and serious issue among all gender variant people, especially among young people.