One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, but Ulrike Boehmer, a Boston University School of Public Health researcher who studies health disparities in LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, says that cancer poses a particularly dangerous threat for members of the LGBT community, especially women. In a first-of-its-kind study published in Cancer, Boehmeran SPH associate professor of community health sciences, reports that women who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual LGB have less access to care after cancer treatment compared to heterosexual women. Post-cancer care is extremely important to prevent recurrences, detect early warning signs, and screen for long-term effects of cancer treatments, making these findings particularly troubling, Boehmer says.
In simplest terms, a bisexual person is someone who can be attracted to more than one gender; but adults and youth who identify as bisexual sometimes describe themselves differently. Many bisexual adults have embraced the definition proposed by longtime bisexual leader, national speaker and award-winning activist Robyn Ochs:. This broad definition of bisexuality includes people who identify as pansexual, queer, fluid and other labels that suggest potential attraction to more than one gender.
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The research said evolving and changing feelings about attraction indicate that sexual orientation development continues long past adolescence into adulthood. The results also show distinct differences between men and women, with female sexuality being more fluid over time. In order to take all of these dimensions of sexuality above and beyond gay, straight and bisexual, Kaestle used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, which tracked American students from the ages of 16 to 18 into their late 20s and early 30s.
Men who live in conventional marriages and at the same time have significant love-sex relationships with members of their own sex are largely an invisible group in our society. However, there is evidence to suggest that they are not rare, only rarely identified. How these men perceive themselves, reconcile the ordinary aspects of their lives with their atypical sexuality, and conduct themselves in marriage and family life are the focus of this study.
Dabbling and experimenting. Playing both sides. Bisexual people face numerous stereotypes and negative assumptions, and since he was a teen who realised he was attracted to people of different genders, Anthony Lekkas has heard them all.
Make no mistake, gay and lesbian people have more positive attitudes toward bisexual women and men compared to heterosexuals. However, they harbor more negativity toward bisexuals than toward other gay men and lesbian women, and they endorse more bi-negativity than do bisexuals or other sexual minorities including those who identify as asexualqueer, and pansexual. So, why are many lesbians so anti-bi?
The results were published in the International Journal of Sexual Health. Participants were also asked about factors that motivated them to join the study. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. D'Angelo and her research team identified five salient themes as rationales for joining the study:
Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attractionor sexual behavior toward both males and females,    or to more than one sex or gender. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women,    and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexualityall of which exist on the heterosexual—homosexual continuum. A bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly, people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual.
Sammy was in college when she finally felt able to tell people that she had feelings for both men and women. A decade ago, she came out as bisexual. In the study, by Cornell University, participants were shown different types of pornography as the dilation of their pupils — an indicator of sexual arousal — was measured.