Sexual orientation and health (mental and physical) in adolescents in Iceland
What is it about?
Adolescents in Iceland that identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) are worse off than their counterparts (heterosexual or adolescents with unknown sexual orientation).
Why is it important?
While advances have been made for lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) adolescents, gaps between LGB and unknown sexual orientation (USO) adolescents still exist and need to be closed through evidence-based school and society-wide programs. That said, with increased acceptance of LGB adolescents the gap between LGB and USO adolescents appears to be closing, at least for the 2010 to 2014 change, suggesting that outcomes for LGB adolescents have improved compared to four years earlier.
The following have contributed to this page: Arsaell Arnarsson, Einar Thorsteinsson, and Dr Natasha M Loi
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