5169.0 LGBT Youth Research

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session presents a variety of recent findings related to sexual minority youth. Papers focus on initiation of sexual activity within romantic relationships, dating violence, homelessness, and physical and mental health disparities experienced by LGBT youth. A number of papers explicitly use a social justice analysis of problems.
Session Objectives: 1. List physical and mental health disparities experienced by LGBT youth. 2. Identify LGBT youths’ own perspectives on the health issues they experience. 3. Describe the implications of a social justice approach to health disparities among LGBT youth.
Thomas Guadamuz, PhD, MHS

Perpetration of Dating Violence Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Adolescents: Results from the 2008 Boston Youth Survey
Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH, Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Jeremy D. Kidd and Heather L. Corliss, MPH, PhD
Health disparities experienced by youth engaging in same-sex sexual contact in Wisconsin
Chitra Karki, BAMS, MPH, Mari Gasiorowicz, MA and Gary Hollander, PhD
Burden of homelessness among sexual orientation minority adolescents: A neglected social justice issue
Heather L. Corliss, MPH, PhD, Carol Goodenow, PhD, Lauren Nichols, BA and S. Bryn Austin, ScD
Attraction, Dating and Sex: Implications for the Sexual Health of Gay/Bisexual Male Youth
Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH, Douglas Bruce, PhD, MSW and Steven Rogers, BA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)