• Reproductive Health Considerations in Sexual and/or Gender Minority Adolescents

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    Disparities exist in the area of reproductive health for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents when compared to cisgender, heterosexual adolescents, particularly related to pregnancy and pregnancy risk factors. Review of the literature indicates an estimated increased risk of adolescent pregnancy involvement between two and 10 times higher for LGB youth compared to heterosexual youth. This may be explained by a broad spectrum of sexual health risks experienced, including an earlier age of sexual debut, exposure to sexual abuse, and a higher number of...
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