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    Same-Sex Legal Marriage and Psychological Well-Being: Findings from the California Health Interview Survey

    By Richard G. Wight, Allen J. LeBlanc, and M.V. Lee Badgett
    December 2012

    Psychological distress is lower among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who are legally married to a person of the same sex, compared with those not in legally recognized unions. The study also has implications for understanding mental health disparities based on sexual orientation: There were no statistically significant differences in psychological distress between heterosexuals, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons in any type of legally recognized same-sex relationship.

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    Sexual Orientation Disparities in History of Intimate Partner Violence: Results From the California Health Interview Survey

    By Naomi G. Goldberg, Ilan H. Meyer
    September 2012

    Bisexual women and gay men had elevated risks of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). For bisexual women, 95% of IPV annual incidents reported occurred outside a same-sex relationship. Almost all (97%) of the annual incidents of IPV incidents occurring to male victims involved a male intimate partner. Lesbians were not at higher risk for intimate partner violence.

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    Health and Well-being of Aging LGB Adults in California

    Soon Kyu Choi, Krystal Kittle, Ilan H. Meyer
    August 2018

    LGB older adults in California are as healthy as their straight counterparts. However, LGB bisexuals and LGB Hispanics exhibit health disparities.

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    Characteristics and Mental Health of Gender Nonconforming Adolescents in California

    Bianca D.M. Wilson, Soon Kyu Choi, Jody Herman, Tara Becker, Kerith Conron
    December 2017

    A new report provides the first look at data collected from the California Health Interview Survey, which for the first time measured gender expression and mental health indicators among California’s youth population.

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    Demographics and Health of California’s Transgender Adults

    Jody Herman, Bianca D.M. Wilson, Tara Becker
    October 2017

    A new report provides the first look at transgender data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation’s largest state survey. The report reveals demographic characteristics of transgender adults in the state, such as population size, racial makeup and marital status, as well as disparities in their health status.

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    LGBT Access to Prescription Medications

    Brad Sears, Kerith J. Conron
    December 2018

    LGBT people in California are more likely to delay getting the prescription medicines they need or to go without them entirely.

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    New Patterns of Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community

    By M.V. Lee Badgett, Laura E. Durso, Alyssa Schneebaum
    June 2013

    As poverty rates for nearly all populations increased during the recession, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Americans remained more likely to be poor than heterosexual people. Gender, race, education and geography all influence poverty rates among LGB populations, and children of same-sex couples are particularly vulnerable to poverty. The study updates and extends a similar, first-of-its kind Williams Institute report released in 2009 that was based on data from the first half of the last decade

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