High-risk behavior among gay adolescents: Implications for treatment and support
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This article contrasts the experiences of most adolescents during social and psychological development with the special challenges faced by those developing an awareness of their homosexuality. Emphasis is placed upon the interplay between societal prejudices and discrimination toward homosexuality and personal development and risk-taking behavior in gay adolescents. The implications of these life stressors for gay adolescents are also discussed in terms of their consequences for mental health policy and treatment.
Johnson, C.C. & Johnson, K.A. (2000). High-risk behavior among gay adolescents: Implications for treatment and support. Adolescence, 35(140), 619-637.
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