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Engaging Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in HIV Interventions Through Gay Dating Apps: Recruitment Protocol.

JMIR Res Protoc 2021 06 22;10(6):e28864. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Background: HIV continues to disproportionately impact sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) in the United States. Public health efforts have increasingly focused on developing efficacious interventions to curb the spread of HIV among SGMY and help those living with HIV achieve and sustain viral suppression. However, recruiting and engaging SGMY in prevention and care interventions is challenging. Read More

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Confession, psychology and the shaping of subjectivity through interviews with victims of female-perpetrated sexual violence.

Subjectivity 2021 Jun 14:1-21. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Female-perpetrated sexual abuse (FSA) is often seen as rare and of little consequence. Confessing to being a victim of FSA is infrequent and often met with incredulity. Identifying as such a victim is thus often a response to an incitement to speak in the mode of confession. Read More

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Age at first alcohol use and weapon carrying among adolescents: Findings from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

SSM Popul Health 2021 Sep 15;15:100820. Epub 2021 May 15.

The University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work, 211 S. Cooper St., Box 19129, Arlington, TX, 76019, USA.

Background: Although studies have investigated the association between alcohol use and violent behaviors such as weapon carrying, few studies have examined the association between age at first alcohol use and weapon-carrying among adolescents. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between age at first alcohol use and weapon carrying among adolescents.

Methods: Data for this study came from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Read More

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September 2021

The Self-Identification, LGBTQ+ Identity Development, and Attraction and Behavior of Asexual Youth: Potential Implications for Sexual Health and Internet-Based Service Provision.

Arch Sex Behav 2021 Jun 16. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Faculty of Social Work - Saskatoon Campus, University of Regina, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

While often included in the spectrum of sexual minority identities, asexuality receives comparatively little attention. Awareness and understanding remains limited, and knowledge has been generated primarily from adult populations. This paper employs a sample of 711 self-identified asexual youth (aged 14-24, M = 17. Read More

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Mental Health and Life Satisfaction on Chilean Gay Men and Lesbian Women: The Role of Perceived Sexual Stigma, Internalized Homophobia, and Community Connectedness.

J Homosex 2021 Jun 3:1-23. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

The Minority Stress Model has proposed that connectedness to a specific minority community may be a protective factor for stigmatized groups. This study evaluated the mediational role of connectedness with the gay men's and lesbian women's community on the relationship between two minority stressors (internalized homophobia and perceived sexual stigma) with anxiety-depressive symptomatology and life satisfaction. The sample consisted of 467 Chilean self-identified as gay men (57%) and lesbian women (43%). Read More

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A preliminary examination of sexual interest in children in a non-representative community sample of women.

J Sex Marital Ther 2021 Jun 1:1-14. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

There are few empirical studies examining sexological features of sexual interest in children among women. A non-representative sample of 20 women and 208 men who self-identified as having a sexual interest in children completed an anonymous survey. The primary purpose of the present study was to examine sexological features of sexual interest in children among women. Read More

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Cross-sectional study of psychosocial well-being among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual gynecologic cancer survivors.

Cancer Rep (Hoboken) 2021 May 31:e1461. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Obstetrics, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Background: Delays in care and increased risk for mental health diagnoses put individuals identifying as a sexual minority with cancer at risk for decreased quality of life.

Aim: To assess psychosocial health among sexual minority gynecologic cancer survivors, we compared self-reported quality of life and psychosocial measures between individuals diagnosed with gynecologic cancers identifying as lesbian/gay/bisexual (LGB) and heterosexual.

Methods And Results: English-speaking adults with gynecologic cancers were invited to participate in an ongoing cohort survey study. Read More

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Prevalence of human papillomavirus in young men who have sex with men after the implementation of gender-neutral HPV vaccination: a repeated cross-sectional study.

Lancet Infect Dis 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Background: Anal infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes 16 and 18 and anal cancer are overrepresented in men who have sex with men (MSM). This study investigated HPV prevalence in young MSM before and after the implementation of a school-based quadrivalent HPV (genotypes 6, 11, 16, and 18) vaccination programme for boys in Australia in 2013.

Methods: In this repeated cross-sectional study, MSM aged 16-20 years were recruited from two successive birth cohorts via sexual health clinics and the community in Melbourne, Australia. Read More

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HIV self-testing partially filled the HIV testing gap among men who have sex with men in China during the COVID-19 pandemic: results from an online survey.

J Int AIDS Soc 2021 05;24(5):e25737

Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Introduction: HIV self-testing (HIVST) is a useful strategy to promote HIV testing among key populations. This study aimed to understand HIV testing behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) and specifically how HIVST was used during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures in China when access to facility-based testing was limited.

Methods: An online cross-sectional study was conducted to recruit men who have sex with men (MSM) in China from May to June of 2020, a period when COVID-19 measures were easing. Read More

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At-home HIV self-testing during COVID: implementing the GetaKit project in Ottawa.

Can J Public Health 2021 Aug 17;112(4):587-594. Epub 2021 May 17.

Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health Services, Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa, Canada.

Setting: In March 2020, COVID-19 shuttered access to many healthcare settings offering HIV testing and there is no licensed HIV self-test in Canada.

Intervention: A team of nurses at the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health and staff from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) obtained Health Canada's Special Access approval on April 23, 2020 to distribute bioLytical's INSTI HIV self-test in Ottawa; we received REB approval on May 15, 2020. As of July 20, 2020, eligible participants (≥18 years old, HIV-negative, not on PrEP, not in an HIV vaccine trial, living in Ottawa, no bleeding disorders) could register via www. Read More

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Differences in Access to HIV Services and Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Malawian Women at Social Venues Who Do and Do Not Engage in Sex Work.

AIDS Behav 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7435, USA.

In the high HIV-burden country of Malawi, female sex workers (FSW) are one of the populations most profoundly affected by HIV. The Malawi Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) surveyed 1,004 self-identified FSW, 213 other FSW (OFSW), and 130 other high risk women (OHRW) at social venues. Analyses compared the three groups using survey-weighted log binomial regression models. Read More

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Cervical cancer screening among sexual minority women: findings from a national survey.

Cancer Causes Control 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, 717 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Purpose: Sexual minority women (SMW; lesbian, bisexual, and other women who have sex with women) are at risk for cervical cancer but less likely than non-SMW to receive regular cervical cancer screening (Pap- and/or HPV-testing). We examined factors contributing to receipt of guideline-based cervical cancer screening among SMW.

Methods: During October 2019, we conducted an online survey of self-identified SMW aged 21-45 years living in the United States (n = 435). Read More

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The impacts of sexual stigma on the mental health of older sexual minority men.

Henrique Pereira

Aging Ment Health 2021 May 5:1-6. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the impacts of sexual stigma experiences on the mental health of older gay and bisexual men in Portugal.

Methods: Self-identified older gay and bisexual men ( = 210) between 50 and 80 years old (mean age = 60.03; SD = 6. Read More

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"Being a Person of Color in This Institution Is Exhausting": Defining and Optimizing the Learning Climate to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Front Public Health 2021 15;9:642477. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States.

Learning climate greatly affects student achievement. This qualitative study aimed to understand community definitions of climate; share lived experiences of students, faculty, and staff; and define priority areas of improvement in the University of Washington School of Public Health (UWSPH). Between March-May 2019, 17 focus group discussions were conducted-stratified by role and self-identified race/ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation-among 28 faculty/staff and 36 students. Read More

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Depressive Symptoms through the Lens of Sexual Orientation.

Brain Sci 2021 Apr 20;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Pólo IV, 6200-209 Covilhã, Portugal.

This research seeks to explore the impact of COVID-19 on depressive symptoms, analyzing discrepancies of sexual orientation in a Portuguese-speaking sample. 1590 individuals participated, of which 63% were women, and 88% self-identified as straight. Participants responded to the depression sub-scale of the Beck Symptoms Iventory-18, the fear of COVID-19 scale and the COVID-19 negative impact scale. Read More

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Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Work-Related Quality of Life through the Lens of Sexual Orientation.

Behav Sci (Basel) 2021 Apr 23;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Pólo IV, 6200-209 Covilhã, Portugal.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the exceptional situation that has been experienced on a global scale since 2020, it is essential to assess the impact of COVID-19 in several areas and domains. Therefore, this research seeks to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on work-related quality of life (WRQoL) in a Portuguese-speaking sample, through the lens of sexual orientation. One thousand, five hundred and seventy-seven individuals participated in this study, of which 1396 (88. Read More

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Vaping identity in adolescent e-cigarette users: A comparison of norms, attitudes, and behaviors.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 Jun 20;223:108712. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Family Medicine & Public Health, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA; Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Introduction: Using the tenets underlying social identity theory and the theory of planned behavior, the current study compared the perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors of e-cigarette users that reported vaping as self-defining ("vapers") compared to users that denied vaping was central to their identity ("non-vapers").

Method: Secondary analyses of data from the 2017-2018 California Student Tobacco Survey were utilized. A weighted, multivariable regression model (N = 82,217) compared the demographic characteristics, beliefs, and behaviors of vapers and non-vapers. Read More

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Stigma, beliefs and perceptions regarding prostate cancer among Black and Latino men and women.

BMC Public Health 2021 04 20;21(1):758. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Background: Health disparities in prostate cancer (PC) are thought to reflect the complex interplay of socioeconomics, environment and biology. The potential impact of beliefs and perceptions about PC among Black and Latino populations on clinical disparities are not well understood. This qualitative study was conducted to assess current prevalent and pervasive stigma, beliefs and perceptions regarding PC among Blacks and Latinos living in a large metropolitan area, thereby identifying potentially modifiable barriers to care. Read More

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Wanting sex and willing to kill: Examining demographic and cognitive characteristics of violent "involuntary celibates".

Behav Sci Law 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Sociology, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Over the past several years, an online community of self-described "incels," referring to involuntary celibates, has emerged and gained increased public attention. Central to the guiding incel ideology and master narrative are violent misogynistic beliefs and an attitude of entitlement, based on male gender and social positioning, with respect to obtaining desired and often illusory sexual experiences. While violence and hate speech within the incel community are both common, there exists a notable subset of incels who have been willing to act on those violent beliefs through the commission of acts of multiple murder. Read More

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Sexual Health Determinants of Normal Weight, Overweight, and Obese Sexual Minority Men.

Henrique Pereira

J Obes 2021 18;2021:1272316. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Psychology and Education, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã 6200-209, Portugal.

Background: With the growing recognition of overweight and obesity as significant, international public health concerns, the body of research investigating the relationship between body mass index (BMI), sexual health, and sexual functioning in sexual minority men is still scarce.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to assess sexual health determinants (sexual behavior and sexual functioning) in relation to normal weight, overweight, and obesity among gay and bisexual men.

Methods And Materials: The survey included four categories of questions/measurements, encompassing sociodemographic information, protected/unprotected sexual behaviors, sexual functioning, and BMI. Read More

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Intimate Dynamics and Relationship Satisfaction among LGB Adolescents: The Role of Sexual Minority Oppression.

Children (Basel) 2021 Mar 17;8(3). Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Pólo IV, 6200-209 Covilhã, Portugal.

Adolescent lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) romantic partners face the challenge of developing satisfactory relationships while managing stressors associated with being members of a stigmatized minority group due to their sexual minority status. The aims of this study were to explore and describe relationship dynamics among LGB adolescents that are in committed same-sex relationships in Portugal, to assess levels of satisfaction with their relationships, and to assess whether LGB oppression was associated with the likelihood of anticipating and experiencing problems within the relationship. A sample of 182 self-identified LGB adolescents (mean age = 17. Read More

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Sexual Orientation Among Unmarried Final Year University Students in Osun State: Distribution, Determinants and Level of Satisfaction.

Int Q Community Health Educ 2021 Mar 25:272684X211006601. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Science, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria.

Background: Sexual Orientation is an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction, with the attractions broadly incorporated under heterosexuality and non-heterosexuality. Societal and other factors seem to affect individuals' perception of their self-identified orientation. Thus, this study sets out to document the distribution of sexual orientation, level of self-reported satisfaction, and factors associated with sexual orientation among unmarried university students. Read More

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Interpersonal Violence Among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Youth: Descriptive Findings From the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.

J Interpers Violence 2021 Mar 14:8862605211001351. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, USA.

Interpersonal violence is pervasive among youth in the United States. Sexual minority youth are disproportionately impacted. Utilizing data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS, = 12,868), this study describes the disparities in victimization among heterosexual and sexual minority youth. Read More

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Abusive Sexting in Adolescence: Prevalence and Characteristics of Abusers and Victims.

Front Psychol 2021 24;12:610474. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Department of Psychology and Education, Portucalense University, Porto, Portugal.

Sexting has been defined as sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, images, or photos to others through digital platforms, and can assume more consensual or more abusive and violent forms. This study aims to explore the prevalence of abusive sexting in Portuguese adolescents and the psychological characteristics of sexting abusers in terms of emotional and behavioral problems, potential markers of psychopathy, childhood trauma and maltreatment, and different forms of aggression. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 4,281 participants, aged 12-20 years (2,264 girls and 2,017 boys), of whom 204 (4. Read More

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February 2021

Health Status and Quality of Life of Middle-Aged and Older Taiwanese Sexual and Gender Minorities.

J Nurs Scholarsh 2021 05 6;53(3):369-377. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Associate Professor, Post-Baccalaureate Program in Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: To examine the health status and quality of life of middle-aged and older sexual and gender minority adults in Taiwan.

Research Design And Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted between May and December 2019. A total of 535 self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) men and women ≥40 years of age were included in the final sample. Read More

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A national survey of HIV knowledge, sexual practices and attitude towards homosexuality for HIV elimination among young people in China.

Sex Health 2021 Mar;18(1):64-76

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, PR China; and China-Australia Joint Research Center for Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an, Shaanxi, PR China; and Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and Corresponding authors. Emails:

Background Elimination of HIV is a public health priority in China, but there has been reports of an upsurge in HIV among young people. A nationwide cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess the awareness of HIV knowledge, attitudes towards homosexuality and practice of sexual behaviours among Chinese aged 15-24 years.

Methods: The face-to-face survey was conducted from June to August 2017, collecting data on sociodemographic characteristics, HIV-related knowledge, attitudes towards homosexuality and practice of sexual behaviours among Chinese senior high school and university students. Read More

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Independent association of marijuana use and poor oral hygiene with HPV-negative but not HPV-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

Cancer 2021 Jun 23;127(12):2099-2110. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Sexual behavior is associated with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck cancer, whereas tobacco and alcohol use are associated with HPV-negative cancer. A case-control study was designed to investigate additional demographic and behavioral factors independently associated with these distinct oral cancers.

Methods: From 2011 to 2014, 249 newly diagnosed oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cases were matched (1:2) on age, gender, and self-identified race to 498 controls without a cancer history attending the outpatient otolaryngology clinic at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Read More

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"I went in there, had a bit of an issue with those folks": everyday challenges of heterosexual African, Caribbean and black (ACB) men in accessing HIV/AIDS services in London, Ontario.

BMC Public Health 2021 02 8;21(1):315. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

The Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, Social Science Centre, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada.

Background: In Canada, heterosexual African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) men's heightened risk of HIV infection has been linked to behavioral characteristics, including practices of hegemonic masculinity that discourage the use of HIV preventive services. However, this framing is bereft of the role of structural factors that may be contributing to new HIV infections. This paper examined the underlying factors limiting access to health services among heterosexual ACB men in London, Ontario Canada. Read More

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February 2021