Application of an intersectional framework to understanding the association of disability and sexual orientation with suicidal ideation among Oregon Teens.

Affiliation

Oregon Office on Disability and Health, Institute on Development and Disability, Oregon Health & Science University, 707 SW Gaines Street, Portland, OR, 97239, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. youth. Prior research has found that disability and sexual orientation are each independently associated with suicide risk. However, most analyses regarding sexual orientation or disability in relation to teenagers' health have isolated the effects of these identities via multiple regression models. That approach assumes there is no multiplicative or synergistic effect between the two identities.

Keywords

Adolescent,Disabled persons,LGB persons,Suicidal ideation,

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