NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ856848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
"Which Sexuality? Which Service?": Bisexual Young People's Experiences with Youth, Queer and Mental Health Services in Australia
Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria; Martin, Erik
Journal of LGBT Youth, v6 n2-3 p199-222 2009
This qualitative study explored the mental health of Australian bisexual-identifying and/or behaving adolescents and young people. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 adolescents and young adults, and 15 youth health/community service providers. The health implications of misrepresentation, marginalization, and exclusion from a heteronormative society, including adolescent health research and health services, along with homonormative gay and lesbian communities are addressed. Recommendations by counselors/community workers who work with bisexual youth are discussed. The researchers document the need for bi-specific youth research and health promotion resources, as well as more inclusive organizational policies, programs and practices in order to address the issues of invisibilization and inadequate representation that lead to a range of mental, social, and sexual health concerns. (Contains 1 note.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia