Internal consistency of The Brief Symptom Inventory for counseling-center clients. Child Development, 53, - There are various reasons why this figure is likely to be an underestimate. Personal challenges and mental health problems. Although some youth may have disclosed their orientation because their physician initiated a conversation about sexuality, other youth may have disclosed their orientation first, leading their physician to then discuss sexuality or sexual health.
Elevated rates of suicidal behavior in gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth.
Lesbian youth -- United States -- Social conditions. Conclusion The Child Welfare System of today has not done enough to reach its goal to provide nurturing and healthy environments to all children and youth. Sixty-six percent of study participants thought that it was very or somewhat important that a physician know their sexual orientation to provide the best health care possible Table 3. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.
Physician knowledge of patients' sexual orientation is important in identifying both the infectious risks associated with some sexual behaviors and the psychosocial issues that some LGB youth experience. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, - Because we used self-reports, some respondents may have forgotten prior discussions with providers; however, we believe that discussions about orientation would usually be salient and well remembered by youth. The median age was 17 years range, years. Gay youth -- United States -- Social conditions. Even though these relationships may include people they do not know in real life, the interactions are providing critical, sometimes life-changing support. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.
School victimization and substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents. For these youth to have the same opportunities for help and the safe environment free of harassment and stereotypes, it is important that professionals assess their own biases and inherit homophobic attitudes already. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. HIV infection and homelessness.