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More Risky Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual High School Students: CDC
Date:6/6/2011

s. Findings were similar for bisexual students, the agency said.

"For youth to thrive in their schools and communities, they need to feel socially, emotionally and physically safe and supported," Laura Kann, chief of the Surveillance and Evaluation Research Branch at DASH, added in the news release. "Schools and communities should take concrete steps to promote healthy environments for all students, such as prohibiting violence and bullying, creating safe spaces where young people can receive support from caring adults, and improving health education and health services to meet the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth."

The findings were published June 6 in the CDC's journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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There's more on the well-being of gay and bisexual youth at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

-- HealthDay Staff

SOURCE: June 6, 2011, news release, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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