Sexual Assault

New Research Translation on Sexual Identity and Health-Related Behaviors of High School Students

NSVRC has a new research translation available (PDF) that summarizes a CDC study on sexual identity and health-related behaviors of high school students. The report found that students who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual face significant health disparities. This is a critical issue in our work, as we evaluate the healthcare needs of our patients at the time of the exam and as part of the discharge and referral process. And NSVRC has made it easier to understand and apply the research–here are some other research translations if you’re interested:

Key Findings from Sexual Violence Victimization and Associations with Health in a Community Sample of African American Women

Key Findings on Sexual Violence from the “Global status report on violence prevention 2014”

And while this isn’t a research translation, it is a research brief to which I still refer folks (even though it’s from 2012) since the information is still relevant:

Sexual Violence and Health: Research Brief (PDF)

{Related: new JAMA Pediatrics article, Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts (Full-Text)}