Source: American Journal of Preventative Medicine
Contributors: Annor, F.B., Clayton, H.B., Gilbert, L.K., Ivey-Stephenson, A.Z., Irving, S.M., David-Ferdon, C., & Kann, L.K.
Topic: Mental Health/Health
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
Recent findings suggest that sexual contact inconsistent with an individual’s sexual orientation (i.e., sexual orientation discordance) may increase adolescent suicide risk. Researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of high school students who identified as heterosexual, gay, or lesbian and reported having had sexual contact.