Scant research has sought to explore the development of dimensions of sexual orientation among Black bisexual male adolescents BBMA. Understanding how sexual attractions, behaviors, and identities evolve among BBMA over time is crucial to understanding the most appropriate support strategies to provide during this developmental period. We sought to understand and describe the sexual orientation development experiences in a sample ofBBMA overthe course of 1 year. We further sought to understand the sociocontextual factors that may play a role during this development process. Fifteen BBMA, aged 15—19 years, were interviewed about sexual debut experiences baseline and were re-interviewed three times over a 1-year period about sexual attractions, behaviors, and identity at each follow-up point.
Black Women, Gay and Bisexual Men Face High HIV Risks in U.S., Canada
Black Women, Gay and Bisexual Men Face High HIV Risks in U.S., Canada – Population Reference Bureau
Since , social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States. The survey, which is conducted every couple years, asks respondents their attitudes on topics ranging from race relations to drug use. In , the survey started including a question on sexual identity. As sociologists who study sexuality, we've noticed how more and more women are reporting that they're bisexual. In the 10 years that the General Social Survey has included a question on sexual identity, rates of identification among gay men, lesbian women and bisexual men in the U.
Exploring the Sexual Development Experiences of Black Bisexual Male Adolescents Over Time
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Physicians' ability to diagnose and treat health care problems, particularly those with a psychosocial component, is facilitated by accurate information concerning the life-styles of their patients. White lesbians have been shown to be generally reluctant to disclose sexual orientation to their physicians, but little, if anything, is known about black lesbians. In the sample, only a third of the women had. Previous sexual experiences, both heterosexual and homosexual, were also queried to illuminate patterns of gynecologic health risk factors. Nearly all of the women reported previous heterosexual experiences.