Gary Remafedi

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Despite strong indications of elevated risk of suicidal behavior in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, limited attention has been given to research, interventions or suicide prevention programs targeting these populations. This article is a culmination of a three-year effort by an expert panel to address the need for better understanding of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the relationship between sexual orientation and suicide risk in a population-based sample of adolescents. METHODS Participants were selected from a cross-sectional, statewide survey of junior and senior public high school students. All males (n = 212) and females (n = 182) who described themselves as bisexual/homosexual were(More)
OBJECTIVE The hypothesis that homosexual orientation would be associated with higher rates of body dissatisfaction, dieting, and eating disordered behaviors in males, but lower rates in females, relative to those of heterosexual orientation, was examined. METHODS A population-based sample of 36,320 students in Grades 7 through 12 completed a health(More)
Studies of human sexuality have noted high rates of suicidality among homosexual youth, but the problem has not been systematically examined. This work was undertaken to identify risk factors for suicide attempts among bisexual and homosexual male youth. Subjects were 137 gay and bisexual males, 14 through 21 years of age, from the upper Midwest and Pacific(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the characteristics of young Internet-using men who have sex with men (MSM) and risks associated with seeking sex online, offline, or through both strategies. METHODS Data were obtained from MSM aged 18 to 24 years who completed a 45-minute online survey regarding sex and Internet use in the preceding 3 months. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To examine the incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of suicide attempts in a unique, venue-based sample of young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Eligible participants were 15-25-year-old men who were living in a major metropolitan area (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota) and had sex with men within 12 months of the interview. A total of 255(More)
  • G Remafedi
  • The Journal of adolescent health : official…
  • 1994
PURPOSE To examine short-term changes in HIV knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors among gay and bisexual adolescents, 139 gay and bisexual male adolescents (13-21 years of age) completed interviews and self-administered surveys of HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors during an initial assessment (Time 1) and 3-6 months after intervention (Time 2).(More)
  • Gary Remafedi
  • Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of…
  • 2007
Existing research indicates the rate of smoking among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths exceeds the general population's, possibly due to stress, habitual substance abuse, socializing in smoky venues, and tobacco marketing. The study's overall aim was to conduct qualitative research regarding tobacco use and avoidance by LGBT youths.(More)
This study assessed HIV testing among 2,621 urban young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Of these, 77% were men of colour, 30% reported recent unprotected anal intercourse (UAI), 22% had never tested for HIV and 71% had not tested recently. Ever testing was associated with older age (OR=1.28), being employed (OR=1.34), exposure to more types of HIV(More)