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Boosting Bisexual+ Competency for Healthcare Providers

March 22nd, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month provides action steps for healthcare professionals who treat youth in order to boost their bisexual+ competency. Bisexual youth are less likely than gay and lesbian youth to disclose to their physician about their sexuality. Therefore, there are many ways that healthcare providers can better care…

Mental Health Resources

March 18th, 2016 5:17 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

On the last day of this week, Bisexual Health Awareness Month promotes mental health resources for bisexual+ youth. Bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, no label) youth often experience higher levels of mental health issues than their gay and straight peers, including suicidality, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety. Therefore,…

Resources for Building Safer Spaces

March 17th, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month aims to provide resources on building safer, more inclusive spaces for bisexual+ youth! Unfortunately, bisexual+ youth are often told that their sexual identities “don’t exist” or are “just a phase.” This biphobia and bisexual erasure causes a lot of harm, distress, and invalidation. Therefore, it’s…

Sexual Health Resources

March 15th, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Get connected! Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month focuses on sexual health resources, information, and services for bisexual youth+. Among female youth, bisexuality was found to be associated with unprotected intercourse during their last sexual encounter. Young men of color (ages 15-22) who have sex with men are at disproportionate risk…

Story by Anonymous

March 14th, 2016 5:33 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

These stories and poems by bisexual+ youth were collected by Bisexual Women of Color (BIWOC), a Bisexual Health Awareness Month campaign partner. BIWOC is an organization whose mission is to provide emotional support, resources, community, and a safe space to discuss intersectional issues that affect bi women of color. They…

Bisexual+ Day of Remembrance

March 11th, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Today, on March 11, 2016, Bisexual Health Awareness Month remembers all those bisexual+ youth who have died by suicide or violence. Bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, no label) youth experience higher levels of suicidality than their gay, lesbian, and straight peers. One study found that bisexual teens are at…

Bisexual+ Youth who are Homeless or of Low Income

March 10th, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month spotlights bisexual+ youth who are of low income or are homeless. These youth typically go without programs, services, and resources that can ensure their well-being — both academically and health-wise. Bisexual+ youth are often impacted by poverty through an intersectional lens of biphobia, transphobia, racism,…