The LGBT Health & Development Program


American Journal of Public Health Releases Special Issue on LGBT Youth

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6th February

Co-edited by Dr. Mustanski with articles by IMPACT faculty, the issue reports on the largest population-based project on LGBT youth health.

Dr. Meredith Chivers: How Do You Know If You’re Gay?

3rd January

Dr. Chivers says that around 12 or 13 years of age, youth may begin to feel attracted to the same sex and should then explore their sexuality.

Spring 2014 Internships with the IMPACT Program

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30th December

Join our team! Apply before February 7th to be a spring intern with IMPACT.

Dr. Meredith Chivers: Changing Sexual Orientation

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27th December

Dr. Chivers says that it is not possible for people to change their sexual orientation, but what can and should be changed is society’s response to people’s sexual orientation.

National Coming Out Day: October 11th!

10th October

This year, some friends of IMPACT shared their thoughts on coming out. Watch the video to hear about their experiences!

Youth Blog > Who Is Your Support Network?

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9th September

September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, is a great time to identify the support in your life!

A longitudinal study of predictors of suicide attempts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth

6th September

Study describes proximal and distal determinants of suicide attempts among LGBT youth and highlights need for prevention programs.

Mental health disorders, psychological distress, and suicidality in a diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths

6th September

LGBT youths found to have higher prevalence of mental disorders than youths in national samples, but similar to other urban minority youths.

Research Blog > Protective School Climates Reduce Suicide Ideation in LGBT Youth

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4th September

New school study is one of the first to link school policies at the state level to state-wide LGB mental health.

Ethical and regulatory issues with conducting sexuality research with LGBT adolescents: A call to action for a scientifically informed approach

30th August

Provides empirical data on regulatory issues for research with LGBT adolescents, to move the IRB process towards being evidence-based.

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