Over recent decades, public health practitioners have struggled for recognition and visibility of the unique health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex LGBTI individuals. Bisexual individuals are a particularly at-risk and understudied sub-population. In those studies that have examined bisexual individuals as separate and distinct from exclusively homosexual and heterosexual individuals, bisexual men and women have consistently been found to report the highest rates of depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use, violence and victimization, bullying, suicidality, eating disorders, sexual risk behavior, unintended pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections STI , and sexual violence. Indeed, the IOM report makes an explicit call for more research on the specific health issues faced by bisexual individuals. In collaboration with academic and community partners near and far, Dodge has maintained a bisexual health research agenda since his time as a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University.
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The Bisexual Index
A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history. The survey results outlined the isolation, misrepresentation, and hatred that Minnesota bisexuals faced from gay men, lesbians, and straight people. The survey respondents wanted to join gay men, lesbians, and transgender people in an LGBT coalition.
Bisexual men and women have overall higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders compared to their gay and straight counterparts. Suicidality and suicide attempts among bisexuals are also at higher rates. Another study found that among bisexual youth who reported suicidal thoughts, these thoughts did not decrease as they reached adulthood, yet these suicidal thoughts did decrease among their gay and straight peers.