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2011-05-02 18:51:53

News tips from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30-May 3, Denver, Colo. Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though they don't have more unprotected sex. The discrepancy has long mystified public health experts but a new study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere now offers a possible explanation for it. The study found that young black MSM -- a group that...

2011-04-22 09:44:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study shows a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study of nearly 32,000 11th grade students in Oregon found that LGB youth were more than five-times as likely to have attempted suicide in the previous 12 months as their heterosexual peers (21.5 percent vs. 4.2 percent). Using a new tool...

2011-04-18 14:00:01

Gay teens are 5 times more likely to try to kill themselves than heterosexual peers but school and community factors influence risk In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study finds that a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study, "The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in a Population-Based Sample of LGB Youth," appears in the April 18 issue...

2011-02-28 14:56:56

Sexuality and religion are generally considered uncomfortable bedfellows. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers from Nottingham have carried out a detailed study around these issues and how they affect and influence the lives of British 18 to 25 year olds. Led by The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, experts spent two years investigating the attitudes, values and experiences of sex and religion among young adults. The study, which involved...

2010-12-06 21:18:06

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts, according to a study by Yale University researchers. Published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the study is the first to document excessive punishment of LGB youth nationwide. "We found that virtually all types of punishment"”including school expulsions, arrests, juvenile convictions, adult convictions and...

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2010-10-25 09:45:00

A new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics has revealed that high school students in New York City tend to engage in dangerous--potentially deadly--sexual activity. The report, which was compiled by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, analyzed the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is distributed every two years to subjects at high schools throughout the city. The surveys of 17,220 teens were used in the study. According to Associated Press...

2010-09-09 22:31:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President and Marine veteran Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to today's decision by a California federal judge overturning the law on open homosexuality in the military, most commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) "It is hard to believe that a District Court...

2010-08-25 13:04:14

Although a cognitive-behavioral intervention to encourage men who have sex with men to reduce their substance use and sexual risk behavior (as both are linked) was partially successful, a similar reduction was achieved in comparison groups who did not receive the intervention suggesting that better methods for changing behaviors are needed. These are the findings of a paper by Gordon Mansergh from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia, USA, and colleagues and published in...

2010-05-26 16:37:00

Overturning Current Law Would Make Problem Worse WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council today released an analysis of publicly available documents which shows that homosexuals in the military are three times more likely to commit sexual assaults than heterosexuals are, relative to their numbers. This problem would only increase if the current law against homosexuality in the military, enacted in 1993, were to be overturned, as President Obama and...

2009-08-31 08:55:46

New research from UCSF examining HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the township of Soweto in South Africa has found that a third of gay-identified men are infected with HIV.The study's authors were the first to examine HIV and the community of men who have sex with men in the Soweto Township, an area on the periphery of Johannesburg reserved for black South Africans during apartheid.The researchers found that Soweto MSM identified themselves as straight, bisexual or gay, with the...


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