- Lesbian and bisexual adolescents reported significantly more lifetime and past-year sexual partners than heterosexual girls.
- Bisexual girls were also more likely to report penile-anal and penile-vaginal sex,
- whereas lesbians were more likely to report earlier sexual debut for almost all types of sex, as compared to heterosexual girls.
- Lesbians also were more likely to report infrequent condom use and less likely to have conversations with partners about the use of barriers (e.g., dental dams) before first sex.
- Relative to lesbians, bisexual girls reported older age at first sex for almost all sexual behaviors and higher lifetime prevalence of recent male partners, penile-vaginal, and penile-anal sex.
- Few differences were noted between QUO and heterosexual girls.
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- 1Center for Innovative Public Health Research, San Clemente, California. Electronic address: Michele@InnovativePublicHealth.org.
- 2Department of Psychology, The City University of New York-City College and Graduate Center, New York, New York.
- 3School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- 4Independent Consultant, Northborough, Massachusetts.
- J Adolesc Health. 2016 Mar;58(3):310-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.11.001.
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