Am J Public Health. Russell ST, Joyner K. LGBTQ teens are over-represented in foster care. Sexual orientation and risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among adolescents and young adults. LGB respondents living in high-prejudice communities died of suicide on average at age Decreases in AIDS mortality and increases in primary and secondary syphilis in men who have sex with men in the United States.
During the year follow-up period, the hazard of dying from any cause was 3.
How anti-gay prejudice cuts life expectancy
Correspondence should be sent to Susan D. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Although most gay-identified men report lifetime same-gender sexual experiences, this is not true of men who identify as bisexual. Our findings document the widely anticipated increased mortality risk among MSM caused by a greater risk for HIV-related disease 11 and, at the same time, address the concern that non—HIV-related mortality rates may also be elevated in this population. We used this newly released mortality follow-up information to investigate risk for all-cause mortality—and, specifically, mortality attributed to HIV infection and suicide—among men who varied in their histories of self-reported same-gender sexual partners. Sexual orientation and suicidality:
Science Health Culture Environment. No protocol approval was necessary because the study used publicly available, anonymous data. By the end of the study, 92 percent of LGB respondents living in low-prejudice communities were still alive; in contrast, only 78 percent of the LGB respondents living in high-prejudice communities were still alive. Participants were also asked whether their sexual partners were exclusively male, female or both. We investigated associations between minority sexual orientation and mortality among US men. Subscribe to our Newsletter.