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sexual minority

A phrase used to refer to a person whose sexual orientation is not completely heterosexual. It is typically used as an adjective (i.e. "sexual minority males"). When I worked in the counseling center, many of my patients were sexual minority teenagers.
See also: minority, sexual
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The marginalised sexual minority has a long history of being considered outcasts in the sub-continent.
Sexual minority youth were also more than twice as likely to contemplate suicide or plan a suicide attempt even if they didn't go through with it, the study also found.
Since previous studies have shown that both acne and sexual minority status are associated with increased risk of depression and suicidal ideation, the investigators used data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent to Adult Health, which included 4,094 heterosexual (167 with acne) and 564 sexual minority (35 with acne) adults aged 18-28 years, to examine the relationship between the two.
Sexual minority older women reported having arthritis, asthma, heart attack and stroke more often than straight senior women.
The agency is collaborating with the Edmonton John Howard Society and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services to deliver the conferences.
Data were drawn from the late pregnancy time point of our study of mental health among sexual minority women across the transition to parenthood (Figure 1).
These are lifetime rates, so it is important to keep in mind that the majority of relationships sexual minority and transgender women have are nonabusive.
LOS ANGELES -- A new study by scholars at the Williams Institute found that sexual minority youth are incarcerated at disproportionately high rates.
In 2015, questions about sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts was added for the first time to the national standard YRBS questionnaire, giving us a picture of how health-related behaviors compared between sexual minority youth and nonsexual minority youth.
Reducing HIV infection among young sexual minority males is key to reducing HIV infection in the U.
Our primary objective in writing the article, "Ethical Issues Raised by CACREP Accreditation of Programs Within Institutions That Disaffirm or Disallow Diverse Sexual Orientations," was to draw attention to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs' (CACREP) practice of accrediting programs that are "housed within institutions that disaffirm sexual minority identities and/or have policies and codes of conduct that disallow LGB [lesbian, gay, or bisexual] sexual expression" (Smith & Okech, 2016, p.
They describe the problems of health disparities faced by these women, issues of access, health promotion, and disease prevention; telehealth, reproductive and sexual health, and oral health; and specific populations: young people, older women, women of color, sexual minority women and transgender people, mothers, women veterans, and women and girls who are victims and survivors of violence.
The researchers also looked at sexual minorities (lesbians, gay men, bisexuals) compared to their heterosexual peers and found that sexual minority females, on average, had higher BMIs, whereas sexual minority males had lower BMIs.
The third section discusses findings regarding alcohol use among sexual minority youth.
Partial contents: "Barriers and Facilitators to Engagement and Retention in Care Among Transgender Women Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus," by Jae Sevelius, Enzo Patouhas, JoAnne Keatley, & Mallory Johnson; "Physical Activity Disparities in Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Youth Ages 12-22 Years Old: Roles of Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Athletic Self-Esteem," by Jerel Calzo, Andrea Roberts, Heather Corliss, Emily Blood, Emily Kroshus, & S.