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Trends and disparities in disordered eating among heterosexual and sexual minority adolescents
- R. Watson, Jones K. Adjei, E. Saewyc, Yuko Homma, C. Goodenow
- Psychology, MedicineInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Investigation of trends in purging, fasting, and using diet pills to lose or control weight for heterosexual and sexual minority youth concludes that the increasing prevalence of fasting, diet pill use, and purging to control weight among lesbians may warrant targeted prevention and intervention programs.
Social Support Networks for LGBT Young Adults: Low Cost Strategies for Positive Adjustment
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and young adults are known to have compromised physical and mental health, and family rejection has been found to be an important risk factor. Yet…
Mental Health Disparities Among Canadian Transgender Youth.
Disordered eating behaviors among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors
High prevalence of disorders found among transgender youth was linked to stigma and violence exposure, but offset by social supports, and health professionals should assess transgender youth for disordered eating behaviors and supportive resources.
Prevalence of pregnancy involvement among Canadian transgender youth and its relation to mental health, sexual health, and gender identity
- J. Veale, R. Watson, Jones K. Adjei, E. Saewyc
- Psychology, MedicineInternational Journal of Transgenderism
- 26 August 2016
The findings suggest that pregnancy involvement is an issue that should not be overlooked by health professionals working with transgender youth and that this group has particular sexual health needs.
Sources of Social Support and Mental Health Among LGB Youth
It is found that parent support and its importance to the participant were consistently related to higher self-esteem and lower depression for all youth, except for lesbians for whom no forms of social support were associated with self- esteem.
Are alcohol‐related disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual youth decreasing?
Within-year comparisons demonstrated elevated rates of alcohol use among LGB compared with heterosexual youth for each of the four survey years, especially among females, and results show an increase in risky alcohol use from 1998 to 2013.
How Does Sexual Identity Disclosure Impact School Experiences?
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals disproportionately report negative academic outcomes and experiences as a result of stigma and discrimination. No research to date has investigated how…
Living as an LGBTQ Adolescent and a Parent’s Child: Overlapping or Separate Experiences
- Christopher J. Mehus, R. Watson, M. Eisenberg, H. Corliss, C. Porta
- PsychologyJournal of Family Nursing
- 23 March 2017
Go-along interviews with youth suggest that in both research and practice, considering the extent to which youth feel they can express their authentic identity in multiple contexts may be more useful than simply evaluating parental acceptance or access to resources.
Evidence of Diverse Identities in a Large National Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents.
A national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents (13-17 years) was analyzed to better understand how identity labels are reported across sexual, gender, and ethnoracial minorities.