And a few of the other LGBT wellness stories you should know about this week.
Each week HuffPost Queer Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here.
Smaller, Whiter Schools Worse for Queer Teens
What can improve mental health for queer teens? Your school, maybe, a new studyfound. An analysis of the social and friendship networks in high schools found that in small, mostly white high schools queer teens were isolated and marginalized. In bigger, more diverse schools, however, they were not.
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Queer and Straight Cancer Survivors React Differently to Fertility Problems
Queer and non-queer cancer survivors react differently to fertility issues after treatment, a new study found. Straight survivors had more problems in their relationships when they had problems having kids. Queer survivors tended to be more with raising non-biological kids or not having them than straight survivors.
Discrimination May Be Causing PTSD for Trans Folks
Researchers recently found that discrimination was leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both more general discrimination and more everyday discriminating events were linked to PTSD symptoms, even when other trauma was taken out of the equation.
Discrimination Puts Gay and Bi Men at Risk for HIV—but It Depends on Race
How does discrimination against young gay and bi men impact risky behavior that can lead to HIV? Not how you might think. Low levels of discrimination buffered everyone from HIV-causing risky behavior, though more for whites than others. High levels of discrimination, however, caused risky behavior in whites to spike much more than in men of color. Why? Men of color are more used to dealing with discrimination. Fascinating.