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Gay, bisexual men face greater psychological risk in repressive countries

Gay and bisexual men suffer significant psychological harm when living in countries where legal protections and social attitudes combine to create structural stigma against them, according to new research led by the Yale School of Public Health. Published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the study is believed to be the first to evaluate the effects of country-level structural stigma on the mental health of this population by examining geographic mobility patterns. The lead author is John Pachankis, the Susan Dwight Bliss Associate Professor of Public Health at Yale.

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Published: Monday, December 6, 2021