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, Research Studies
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth
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.