The Risk We’re Creating for Our Queer Kids

Cross-posted from "The Good Men Project" website The 2015 study released this month by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed the self-reported frequency of adolescents engaging in activities with negative health impact. These events ranged in degrees of risk such as riding in a car without seat-belts to use of substances (drugs and alcohol). The intent of this study was to assess the rate of these behaviors when compared across sexual identities. In category after category, the reported instances of engaging in activities that contributed to a higher risk of negative health outcomes were increased for gender and sexual minorities in comparison to their straight peers (CDC, 2016). Th

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