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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093665/disproportionality-and-disparities-among-sexual-minority-youth-in-custody
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Bianca D M Wilson, Sid P Jordan, Ilan H Meyer, Andrew R Flores, Lara Stemple, Jody L Herman
Research indicates that sexual minority youth are disproportionately criminalized in the U.S. and subjected to abusive treatment while in correctional facilities. However, the scope and extent of disparities based on sexual orientation remains largely overlooked in the juvenile justice literature. This study, based on a nationally representative federal agency survey conducted in 2012 (N = 8785; 9.9% girls), reveals that 39.4% of girls and 3.2% of boys in juvenile correctional facilities identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087799/factors-associated-with-high-risk-alcohol-consumption-among-lgb-older-adults-the-roles-of-gender-social-support-perceived-stress-discrimination-and-stigma
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Amanda E B Bryan, Hyun-Jun Kim, Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults have elevated rates of high-risk alcohol consumption compared with heterosexual adults. Although drinking tends to decline with age in the general population, we know little about LGB older adults' drinking. Using 2014 data from Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), we aimed to identify factors associated with high-risk drinking in LGB older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A U...
February 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086915/comparative-study-in-infertile-couples-with-and-without-chlamydia-trachomatis-genital-infection
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Yuanchang Zhu, Biao Yin, Tonghua Wu, Lijun Ye, Chunmei Chen, Yong Zeng, Yaou Zhang
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis(C. trachomatis), is the most common sexually transmitted disease. The incidence is not clear due to the asymptomatic nature of early stage of infections. The incidence of Chlamydia has not been fully investigated in the Chinese Han population. Since chronic infection with can C. trachomatis can lead to infertility in males and females, it is important to determine the impact of infection on clinical outcomes. The aim of this study is to explore the epidemiology of C...
January 13, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080099/school-connectedness-and-suicidal-thoughts-and-behaviors-a-systematic-meta-analysis
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Marisa E Marraccini, Zoe M F Brier
Among the protective factors associated with reduced risk for suicide, scientific inquiries into school connectedness are especially important considering that schools are ideally situated to provide interventions reaching the vast majority of youth. Although there is a wealth of research that supports the association between school connectedness and reduced self-report of adolescents having a suicidal thought or making a suicide attempt, inconsistencies in the way studies have measured and operationalized school connectedness limit synthesis across findings...
January 12, 2017: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072670/instruments-to-identify-commercially-sexually-exploited-children-feasibility-of-use-in-an-emergency-department-setting
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Stephanie Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: This review examines the screening instruments that are in existence today to identify commercially sexually exploited children. The instruments are compared and evaluated for their feasibility of use in an emergency department setting. METHODS: Four electronic databases were searched to identify screening instruments that assessed solely for commercial sexual exploitation. Search terms included "commercially sexually exploited children," "CSEC," "domestic minor sex trafficking," "DMST," "juvenile sex trafficking," and "JST...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070802/sexual-desire-in-sexual-minority-and-majority-women-and-men-the-multifaceted-sexual-desire-questionnaire
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Sara B Chadwick, Shannon M Burke, Katherine L Goldey, Sarah N Bell, Sari M van Anders
Sexual desire is increasingly understood to be multifaceted and not solely erotically oriented, but measures are still generally unitary and eroticism-focused. Our goals in this article were to explore the multifaceted nature of sexual desire and develop a measure to do so, and to determine how multifaceted sexual desire might be related to gender/sex and sexual orientation/identity. In the development phase, we generated items to form the 65-item Sexual Desire Questionnaire (DESQ). Next, the DESQ was administered to 609 women, 705 men, and 39 non-binary identified participants...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065520/the-socioecology-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-care-use-among-young-urban-minority-males
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Arik V Marcell, Anthony R Morgan, Renata Sanders, Nicole Lunardi, Nanlesta A Pilgrim, Jacky M Jennings, Kathleen R Page, Penny S Loosier, Patricia J Dittus
PURPOSE: To explore perceptions of facilitators/barriers to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care use among an urban sample of African-American and Hispanic young men aged 15-24 years, including sexual minorities. METHODS: Focus groups were conducted between April 2013 and May 2014 in one mid-Atlantic U.S. city. Young men aged 15-24 years were recruited from eight community settings to participate in 12 groups. Moderator guide explored facilitators/barriers to SRH care use...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063910/racial-ethnic-differences-in-contraceptive-preferences-beliefs-and-self-efficacy-among-women-veterans
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Lisa S Callegari, Xinhua Zhao, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Elian Rosenfeld, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Significant racial/ethnic disparities in unintended pregnancy persist in the US, with the highest rates observed among low-income black and Hispanic women. Differences in contraceptive preferences, beliefs, and self-efficacy may be instrumental in understanding contraceptive behaviors that underlie higher rates of unintended pregnancy among racial/ethnic minorities. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to understand how contraceptive preferences, beliefs and self-efficacy vary by race and ethnicity among women veterans...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062481/sex-specific-effects-of-sex-steroids-on-alveolar-epithelial-na-transport
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Melanie Haase, Mandy Laube, Ulrich H Thome
Alveolar fluid clearance mediates perinatal lung transition to air breathing in newborn infants, which is accomplished by epithelial Na+ channels (ENaC) and the Na,K-ATPase. Male sex represents a major risk factor for developing respiratory distress, especially in preterm infants. We previously showed that male sex is associated with reduced epithelial Na+ transport, possibly contributing to the sexual dimorphism in newborn respiratory distress. This study aimed to determine sex-specific effects of sex steroids on epithelial Na+ transport...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062273/sexual-orientation-and-sleep-in-the-u-s-a-national-profile
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Jen-Hao Chen, Cheng-Shi Shiu
INTRODUCTION: Sexual minorities often experience poorer health than non-sexual minorities. However, extant knowledge remains limited regarding the sleep characteristics, a risk factor for chronic diseases and excess mortality, of sexual minorities compared with non-sexual minorities at the population level. METHODS: This study analyzed the 2013-2014 National Health Interview Survey, Adult Sample (n=68,960) to examine the reported sleep duration and sleep disturbances (i...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060691/sexual-dysfunction-in-breast-cancer-survivors-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-sexual-activity-questionnaire-for-use-in-portugal
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Filipa Alves da Costa, Manuel Castro Ribeiro, Sofia Braga, Elisabete Carvalho, Fátima Francisco, Ana Costa Miranda, António Moreira, Lesley Fallowfield
INTRODUCTION: The increasing survivor population of breast cancer has shifted research and practice interests into the impacts of the disease and treatment in quality of life aspects. The lack of tools available in Portuguese to objectively evaluate sexual function led to the development of this study, which aimed to cross-culturally adapt and validate the Sexual Activity Questionnaire for use in Portugal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The questionnaire was translated and back-translated, refined following face-to-face interviews with seven breast cancer survivors, and then self-administered by a larger sample at baseline and a fortnight later to test validity and reliability...
September 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059669/sexual-orientation-differences-in-hiv-testing-motivation-among-college-men
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Daniel N Kort, Gregory P Samsa, Mehri S McKellar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate sexual orientation differences in college men's motivations for HIV testing. PARTICIPANTS: 665 male college students in the Southeastern U.S. from 2006 to 2014. METHODS: Students completed a survey on HIV risk factors and testing motivations. Logistic regressions were conducted to determine differences between heterosexual men (HM) and sexual minority men (SMM). RESULTS: SMM were more motivated to get tested by concern over past condomless sex, while HM were more often cited supporting the testing program "on principle" and wanting a free t-shirt...
January 6, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050997/mortality-among-homeless-women-who-remain-unclaimed-after-death-an-insight
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Aayushi Garg, Chittaranjan Behera, Saurav Chopra, D N Bhardwaj
BACKGROUND: Some homeless people remain unclaimed after death. Although women constitute a minor proportion among the homeless, they represent a more vulnerable section. We reviewed the major autopsy characteristics and causes of death among women whose bodies remained unclaimed after death. METHODS: We analysed the autopsy records and inquest papers of unclaimed bodies of women for the period 2006-12 at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi...
July 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050742/sexting-by-high-school-students
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Donald S Strassberg, Deanna Cann, Valerie Velarde
In the last 8 years, several studies have documented that many adolescents acknowledge having exchanged sexually explicit cell phone pictures of themselves, a behavior termed sexting. Differences across studies in how sexting was defined, recruitment strategies, and cohort have resulted in sometimes significant differences in as basic a metric as what percentage of adolescents have sent, received, or forwarded such sexts. The psychosocial and even legal risks associated with sexting by minors are significantly serious that accurate estimates of its prevalence, including over time, are important to ascertain...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050410/prevalence-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-candida-albicans-among-brazilian-women-of-reproductive-age
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Mateus De Paula Glehn, Lana Cristina Evangelista Sá Ferreira, Hian Delfino Ferreira Da Silva, Eleuza Rodrigues Machado
INTRODUCTION: There are no studies assessing the simultaneous occurrence of Candida albicans (C. albicans) and Trichomonas vaginalis (T. vaginalis) in the primary health care in Brazil. Despite different conditions to establishment of each one, the co-detection of both has been reported by some authors in previous studies from other regions. AIM: To compare the prevalence of T. vaginalis and C. albicans in correlation with associated variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted in a family health clinic in the Federal District of Brazil, between November 2014 and March 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043996/minority-stress-factors-as-mediators-of-sexual-orientation-disparities-in-mental-health-treatment-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
#16
Richard Bränström
BACKGROUND: Substantial mental health disparities between lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals compared with heterosexuals have been identified. The aim was to examine potential sexual orientation-based disparities in mental health treatment in a prospectively analysed population-based sample in Sweden and to explore potential moderators and mediators. METHOD: 30 730 individuals from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort were followed up with questionnaires and registry-based health record data on psychiatric healthcare visits and prescription drug use between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042585/the-protective-role-of-gay-straight-alliances-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-questioning-students-a-prospective-analysis
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Salvatore Ioverno, Alexander B Belser, Roberto Baiocco, Arnold H Grossman, Stephen T Russell
Prior studies show a strong association between gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and the well-being and safety of sexual minority students at school. However, nearly all existing literature has relied on cross-sectional data. Using data from the first two panels of a multi-site longitudinal study on risk and protective factors for suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) youth in three U.S. cities, we examined the influence of presence of and participation in a GSA on perceptions of safety at school, homophobic bullying experiences, and psychosocial adjustment (depression and self-esteem) in 327 LGBQ students across two school years...
December 2016: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040321/congruence-across-sexual-orientation-dimensions-and-risk-for%C3%A2-unintended-pregnancy-among-adult-u-s-women
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Caroline Sten Hartnett, Lisa L Lindley, Katrina M Walsemann
OBJECTIVES: To date, no studies have investigated whether sexual minority women (SMW) are more likely to experience unintended pregnancies compared with their heterosexual peers. The aim of this study was to explore whether adult SMW were more likely to have unintended pregnancies compared with heterosexual women, to examine the role of identity-attraction congruence in unintended pregnancy risk, and to evaluate possible mediators. METHODS: Data on pregnancies to women ages 18 to 44 were drawn from the 2006 through 2013 National Survey of Family Growth (n = 25,403)...
December 28, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039668/rumination-mediates-the-associations-between-sexual-minority-stressors-and-disordered-eating-particularly-for-men
#19
Shirley B Wang, Ashley Borders
PURPOSE: Sexual minority individuals experience unique minority stressors leading to negative clinical outcomes, including disordered eating. The psychological mediation framework posits that stress related to discrimination, internalized homonegativity, and concealment makes sexual minority individuals more vulnerable to maladaptive coping processes, such as rumination, known to predict disordered eating. The current study examined the influence of sexual minority stressors and rumination on disordered eating, and whether these associations differed between sexual minority men and women...
December 30, 2016: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033502/a-developmentally-informed-adaptation-of-minority-stress-for-sexual-minority-adolescents
#20
Jeremy T Goldbach, Jeremy J Gibbs
Sexual minority adolescents (lesbian, gay, bisexual) experience disparities in behavioral health outcomes compared to their heterosexual peers, generally attributed to minority stress. Although evidence of the applicability of the minority stress model among adolescents exists, it is based on a primarily adult literature. Developmental and generational differences demand further examination of minority stress to confirm its applicability. Forty-eight life history interviews with sexual minority adolescents in California (age 14-19; M = 19...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Adolescence
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