LGBT identification remained relatively stable over the five-year period at 3. Specifically, they wish to receive private and confidential services, to be treated with respect and honesty, and to be seen by providers who are well trained and have good listening and communication skills Ginsburg et al.
Understanding differences in substance use among bisexual and heterosexual young women.
As discussed in the following chapter, some research suggests a higher prevalence of obesity among lesbians than among heterosexual women. Practically all states that have ratified or acceded to an international treaty must issue decrees, without explicitly self- identifying as gay or bisexual existing laws or introduce new legislation in order for the treaty to be fully effective on the national territory.
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Colombian law states that conjugal visits are a right for all its citizens, without regard to sexual orientation. Rural boys were more likely to have considered or attempted suicide in the past year than rural girls or urban boys, and rural girls were more likely than urban girls or rural boys to have been physically assaulted at school.
Discrimination and exiting homelessness among homeless adolescents. Perceived social support from friends and family and psychosocial functioning in bisexual young adult college students. In the previously mentioned study of LGB youth, greater childhood parental psychological abuse and parental efforts to discourage gender-atypical behavior were associated with increased risk of suicide attempts D'Augelli et al.
The chapter next examines contextual influences, such as demographic characteristics and the role of the family.