The Williams Institute
Patterns and Predictors of Disclosure of Sexual Orientation to Healthcare Providers among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals
- Author(s): Durso, Laura E.
- Meyer, Ilan
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13178-012-0105-2/fulltext.html
New research shows that bisexual men and women are less likely than gay men and lesbians to disclose their sexual orientation to healthcare providers. The study found that concealment of sexual orientation from healthcare providers was related to poor psychological wellbeing. The study found that LGB individuals with greater internalized homophobia were less likely to disclose their sexual orientation to healthcare providers than individuals with lesser internalized homophobia.