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Research Blog – Dating Violence in Young Queer Couples: Is It Different from Straight Couples?

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28th May

Straight or queer, violence in romantic relationships is alarmingly common, but LGB youth may face additional challenges.

Research Blog—Dating Violence in LGBT Youth: It’s Not Just a “Straight” Problem

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22nd October

Violence between romantic partners – this includes LGBT youth – is alarmingly common and linked to a range of health problems.

Research Blog – Recent Publication Shows High Prevalence of Violent Experiences among Gay Youth

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20th March

Many minority YMSM report a history of violence and abuse, and programs focused on improving resilience are needed.

Rise in Dating Violence in LGBT Youth

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15th May

Reports have shown that dating violence has been on the rise during recent years, a trend which may be especially concerning for LGBT youth.

A genomewide scan of male sexual orientation.

3rd February

This is the first report of a full genome scan of sexual orientation in men. A sample of 456 individuals from 146 families with two or more gay brothers was genotyped with 403 microsatellite markers at 10-cM intervals. Given that previously reported evidence of maternal loading of transmission of sexual orientation could indicate epigenetic factors acting on autosomal genes, maximum likelihood estimations (mlod) scores were calculated separated for maternal, paternal, and combined transmission. The highest mlod score was 3.45 at a position near D7S798 in 7q36 with approximately equivalent maternal and paternal contributions. The second highest mlod score of 1.96 was located near D8S505 in 8p12, again with equal maternal and paternal contributions. A maternal origin effect was found near marker D10S217 in 10q26, with a mlod score of 1.81 for maternal meioses and no paternal contribution. We … Read More »

Genetic influences on the association between personality risk factors and alcohol use and abuse

3rd February

The authors assessed the association of 2 personality dimensions with use and abuse of alcohol in 1,320 twin pairs concordantly reporting nonabstinence at age 18.5 years. The 2 alcohol outcomes differentially relate to the 2 personality dimensions: Alcohol-related problems correlate more highly with social deviance than with excitement seeking (ES), and alcohol consumption correlates more highly with ES than with social deviance. Biometric models fit to the data identified similar patterns in genetic covariance, although differences were more evident in genetic correlations between social deviance and alcohol outcomes than in those for ES. Results suggest that genetic influences underlie the association of personality with alcohol use and subsequent problems and illustrate the utility of informative twin analyses in exploring links between genes, personality, and behavior disorder.

Mustanski, B., Viken, R.J., Kaprio J., Rose, R.J. (2003). Genetic influences on the … Read More »

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