Created by BiNet USA / Faith Cheltenham
Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) focuses on the sexual and reproductive health needs and disparities of bisexual+ youth. Bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, no label) youth are in critical need of programs, services, and resources that can improve their overall sexual health and well-being.
Several research studies have found that:
- Among female adolescents, bisexual identity and behavior was associated with unprotected intercourse at last sexual encounter, early sexual debut, 4 or more lifetime partners, and sexually transmitted infection testing history
- Bisexual youth are less likely than gay and lesbian youth to have disclosed to their physician about their sexuality
- Transgender youth, many of whom identify as bisexual, have several unmet sexual and reproductive health needs, including having healthcare providers who are clinically and culturally competent
- Young men of color (ages 15-22) who have sex with men are at disproportionate…
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