Childhood Gender Atypicality, Victimization, and PTSD Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

@article{Daugelli2006ChildhoodGA,
  title={Childhood Gender Atypicality, Victimization, and PTSD Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth},
  author={A. D'augelli and A. Grossman and Michael T. Starks},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={1462 - 1482}
}
This study examined childhood gender atypicality, lifetime victimization based on sexual orientation, and current mental health, including trauma symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among 528 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Nearly 80% reported verbal victimization, 11% physical, and 9% sexual, with males reporting significantly more victimization. Victimization began, on average, at age 13. Verbal attacks occurred as early as age 6, physical attacks at 8, and sexual attacks at… Expand
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