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The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Adolescents who identify as non-heterose...
Depressive symptoms more common among sexual minority youth than heterosexual youth at age 10, develop faster during adolescence, and continue into young adulthood, but start to decline from age 18. Young people who identify as sexual minorities--including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, not exclusively heterosexual, or not sure of their sexual orientation--consistently experience more symptoms of depression and report more self-harm than het ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Depressive symptoms higher for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth from age 10
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to experience depressive symptoms from as young as age 10 and these symptoms persist at least into their early 20s, finds a new UCL-led study. Depressive symptoms increase at a higher rate through adolescence among LGBQ youth than for their heterosexual peers, and they are more likely to have self-harmed recently, according to the findings published today in The Lancet Child Adolescent Health . L ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Criminalization and repressive policing of sex work linked to increased risk o...
Sex workers who face repressive policing are more likely to experience violence and poorer health and well-being, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine . Led by the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine LSHTM , the systematic review found that sex workers who had been exposed to repressive policing such as recent arrest, prison, displacement from a work place, extortion or violence by officers had a three times higher chance of experien ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Challenges for sex workers in holding the line in condom use in Western Austra...
Consistent condom use among Western Australian sex workers has declined over the past decade. However, compared to the Australian general population, there are still high testing rates, higher rates of condom use and comparable rates of sexually transmissible infections among sex workers. The drivers for this decline are varied, with criminalisation of sex work being a primary factor, finds new research published in Frontiers in Public Health . The study o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Fruit flies can transmit their sexual preferences culturally
While the cultural process is often thought of as being the unique to humans, the existence of persistent behavioral variation that cannot be ascribed to genetic or ecological variation in primate or bird strongly suggests the possible existence of cultural transmission within certain vertebrate species. For the first time, researchers from the 201 volution et diversit 233 biologique CNRS UT3 IRD laboratory of the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Anim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
People who prefer casual sex still desire intimacy
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University faculty and researchers at Indiana University s Kinsey Institute. The study was designed by Ann Merriwether of Binghamton University and Justin Garcia of the Kinsey Institute, and conducted with Sean Massey of Binghamton, Amanda Gesselman of the Kinsey ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Young black gay men have vastly higher HIV rates yet fewer partners
Young black men who have sex with men MSM have more frequent testing for HIV Black MSM report the lowest number of sexual partners overall Young black MSM are 16 times more likely to have higher rates of HIV than young white MSM HIV prevention efforts are helping reduce risky sexual behavior CHICAGO --- Young black men who have sex with men MSM are 16 times more likely to have an HIV infection than their white peers despite more frequent testing for HIV an ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Study shows low-income women in Texas are not getting contraception after chil...
AUSTIN, Texas -- Low-income women in Texas who have delivered a baby are not getting the contraception they want at their six-week postpartum visit, a new study from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project TxPEP shows. Two-thirds of women did not receive the contraception they wanted at their initial postpartum visit, commonly known as the six-week checkup, leaving them at risk for an unintended pregnancy. While some women 8 left the visit with a less preferre ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Young people are vulnerable to loneliness too
At its most basic level, loneliness is unwanted solitude. However, it can also be a sense of isolation completely unrelated to how many people are around. It s a feeling that has more to do with the quality of our relationships than our real or virtual friend count. One can feel cripplingly lonely in a crowd and, in many ways, this its worst manifestation like dying of thirst on a desert island surrounded by cool, blue, undrinkable, seawater. Psychologists ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 12
Social scientists reveal everything you need to know about holding the perfect...
Does your boss have an unhealthy relationship with flow charts Do your colleagues scroll on their phones during meetings Do you find meetings that should take 15 minutes last an hour You re not alone, but help is on the way thanks to a team of psychological scientists who analyzed nearly 200 scientific studies of workplace meetings. Their report with actionable tips on how to improve meetings is published in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed Current ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 12
Spoiler Alert! The Psychology Of Surprise Endings
Writers and filmmakers hoping to hoodwink their fans with plot twists have long known what cognitive scientists know All of us have blind spots in the way we assess the world. We get distracted. We forget how we know things. We see patterns that aren 8217 t there. Because these blind spots are wired into the brain, they act in ways that are predictable so predictable that storytellers from Sophocles to M. Night Shyamalan have used them to lead us astray. I ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 12
Mental Health Help Becoming Less of a Stigma in Military
Active-duty members of the U.S. military are much more open to the idea of mental health counseling than veterans, a new survey finds. There has been a fundamental shift in the military regarding attitudes on mental health, and we have seen real progress in reducing the stigmas associated with professional counseling, said survey author Samantha Dutton. She is program director in the College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Phoenix. However, ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 12
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