The Influence of Families on LGBTQ Youth Health: A Call to Action for Innovation in Research and Intervention Development

Michael E. Newcomb, Michael C. Lasala, Alida Bouris, Brian Mustanski, Guillermo Prado, Sheree M. Schrager, David M. Huebner

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Abstract

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other sexual and gender minority youth (LGBTQ) experience myriad health inequities relative to their cisgender heterosexual peers. Families have a profound impact on adolescent health, but little is known about this influence on LGBTQ youth specifically. We draw on work presented at a public symposium that aimed to characterize existing scientific evidence, identify gaps in knowledge, and set priority areas for future research on the influence of family factors on LGBTQ youth health. We review the evidence in each identified priority area and propose promising avenues for future research and opportunities for innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalLGBT Health
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019

Keywords

  • LGBTQ
  • adolescents
  • families
  • gender minority
  • parents
  • sexual minority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology

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