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Promoting Healthy Relationships Among LGBT Youth

Posted by Lis Maurer on February 25th, 2013 filed in Dating Violence, LGBT Youth, Lis Maurer

The topic of promoting healthy relationships among LGBT youth is one that is still not addressed very often. Little research has been done regarding LGBT adolescent romantic relationships. We do know that some developmental, societal, and environmental factors impact same-sex and different-sex adolescent couples in similar ways, while others can impact them in very different [...]

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LGB Youth and Unplanned Pregnancies

Posted by Lis Maurer on June 24th, 2011 filed in LGBT Youth, Lis Maurer

What does unplanned teenage pregnancy have to do with lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth? Although on the surface these may seem to be subjects with little intersection, a growing body of research indicates otherwise. There is significant disparity between rates of pregnancy in LGB youth and heterosexual youth—and perhaps surprisingly, it is LGB youth [...]

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LGB Youth Suicide – More Than Individual Risk Factors

Posted by Lis Maurer on May 5th, 2011 filed in LGBT Youth, Lis Maurer

Although many existing studies illustrate an increased risk for suicide among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth as compared to their heterosexual peers, little research has investigated the role of the social environment surrounding LGB youth in this disparity. A new study examines the relationship between increased LGB youth suicide and social conditions by exploring [...]

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