L.G.B.T. people are getting more acceptance and acceptance is getting in the way
L.g.b.t. people in the LGBT community are getting better access to health care and other services and less discrimination than their straight counterparts, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
In the study, researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2013 to 2016.
They also analyzed data from five years of other studies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Their analysis showed that people who identified as lesbian, bisexual or transgender had fewer health issues, had fewer hospitalizations for HIV and hepatitis C, and were less likely to experience a suicide attempt.
Researchers also found that gay, lesbian, and transgender people were less prone to having suicidal thoughts, had higher rates of being physically and emotionally abused by partners, and reported being more likely to use drugs and alcohol.
The researchers also noted that transgender people reported lower levels of psychological distress than the general population, with some reporting higher levels.
“The findings from our study provide further evidence that the mental health of LGBT people is improving and can be linked to their increased social acceptance and their better access, in part, to health services,” study author Dr. Emily Wachter, a researcher at Boston University, said in a statement.
“Our findings underscore the importance of including lesbian, bi and transgender (LGBT) people in health and mental health research, which is particularly important given the substantial barriers LGBT people face to accessing health care.”
In a related study, a group of transgender people who were living in New Jersey were found to be more likely than heterosexual people to have an increased rate of suicidal ideation, but they were less apt to attempt suicide than other transgender people.
In addition, they reported higher rates for depression and suicidal thoughts.
The findings are consistent with what has been found in studies of people who identify as lesbian or gay.
Earlier this year, researchers reported that trans people are more likely then straight people to attempt self-harm and more likely also to be homeless.
Researchers said the study does not provide evidence to suggest that lesbian, straight and transgender individuals are any more or less likely than the heterosexual population to attempt suicides.
However, the authors said the data is helpful for understanding the link between mental health issues and sexual orientation.
“It’s important to keep in mind that mental health is not an outcome of sexual orientation, it’s a symptom of it,” said Dr. Daniela Schatz, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the lead author of the study.
“If someone has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, anxiety disorder, these are symptoms of a broader spectrum of psychiatric disorders, so it makes sense that a diagnosis like that would affect mental health.
But if you’re not seeing these things in your life, it doesn’t make sense to assume that you’re any less at risk.”
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