Stigma management? The links between enacted stigma and teen pregnancy trends among gay, lesbian, and bisexual students in British Columbia.

@article{Saewyc2008StigmaMT,
  title={Stigma management? The links between enacted stigma and teen pregnancy trends among gay, lesbian, and bisexual students in British Columbia.},
  author={Elizabeth M Saewyc and Colleen S. Poon and Yuko Homma and Carol L Skay},
  journal={The Canadian journal of human sexuality},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={123-139}
}
Over the past decade, several large-scale school-based studies of adolescents in Canada and the U.S. have documented health disparities for lesbian, gay and bisexual teens compared to their heterosexual peers, such as higher rates of suicide attempts, homelessness, and substance use. Many of these disparities have been linked to "enacted stigma," or the higher rates of harassment, discrimination, and sexual or physical violence that sexual minority youth experience at home, at school, and in… CONTINUE READING

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