References related to the health of bisexual people.

Mental health

There is a review chapter of mental health of bisexual people, and good practice, in:

Richards, C. & Barker, M. (Eds.) ( 2013). Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals A practical guide. London: Sage.

Additional references of relevance include:

Brooks, L. M., Inman, A. G., Klinger,. R. S., Malouf, M. A. & Kaduvettoor, A. (2010). In Her Own Words: Ethnic-Minority Bisexual Women’s Self-Reported Counseling Needs. Journal of Bisexuality, 10 (3), 253-267.

Browne, K. & Lim, J. (2008). Count me in too: LGBT lives in Brighton and Hove. Brighton: Spectrum.

Dodge, B., & Sandfort, T. G. M. (2007). A review of mental health research on bisexual individuals when compared to homosexual and heterosexual individuals. In B. A. Firestein (Ed.) Becoming visible: Counseling bisexuals across the lifespan pp. 28-51. New York: Columbia University Press.

Eady, A., Dobinson C., Ross, L.E. (2011). Bisexual peoples’ experiences with mental health 
services: A qualitative investigation. Community Mental Health Journal, 47(4), 378-389, DOI:

Firestein, B. A. (Ed.) (2007). Becoming visible: Counseling bisexuals across the lifespan. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Fox, R. (Ed.) (2006). Affirmative psychotherapy with bisexual women and bisexual men. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press.

Jorm, A., Korten, A., Rodgers, B., Jacomb, P., & Christensen, H. (2002). Sexual orientation and mental health: Results from a community survey of young and middle-aged adults. British Journal of Psychiatry, 180, 423-427.

King, M. & McKeown, E. (2003). Mental health and well-being of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in England and Wales. London: Mind.

King, M., Semylen, J., Killaspy, H., Nazareth, I. & Osborn, D. (2007). A systematic review of the research on counselling and psychotherapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people. Leicester: BACP.

McIntyre J, Daley A, Rutherford K & Ross LE. (2011). Systems-level Barriers in Accessing
Supportive Mental Health Services for Sexual and Gender Minorities: Insights from the Provider’s
 Perspective. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 30(2), 173-186.

Mohr, J. J., Weiner, J. L., Chopp, R. M., & Wong, S. J. (2009). Effects of client bisexuality on clinical judgment: When is bias most likely to occur? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 164-175.

Mulé, N.J., Ross, L.E., Deeprose, B., Jackson, B., Daley, A., Travers, A. Moore, D. (2009).
Promoting LGBT health and well being through inclusive policy development. International Journal
 for Equity in Health, 8(18).

Page, E. (2007). Bisexual women’s and men’s experiences of psychotherapy. In B. A. Firestein (Ed.) Becoming visible: Counseling bisexuals across the lifespan. pp. 52-71. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. & Martin, E. (2009). “Which sexuality? Which service?” : Bisexual young people’s experiences with youth, queer and mental health services in Australia. Journal of LGBT Youth, 6 (2/3), 199-222.

Ross, L. E. (2009). Understanding the context of bisexual mental health in Ontario. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

Ross, L.E., Dobinson, C., Eady, A. (2010). Perceived determinants of mental health for bisexual
 people: A qualitative examination. American Journal of Public Health, 100(3), 496-502, doi:

Ross L.E., Siegel A., Dobinson C., Epstein R., Steele L.S. (2012). ‘I Don’t Want to Turn Totally 
Invisible’: Mental Health, Stressors, and Supports among Bisexual Women during the Perinatal
Period. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 8(2), 137-154.

Ross, L.E., Steele, L., Goldfinger, C. & Strike, C. (2007). Perinatal depressive symptomatology 
among lesbian and bisexual mothers and prospective mothers. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 10(2), 53-9

Rutherford, K., McIntyre, J., Daley, A., & Ross, L.E. (2012). Development of Expertise in LGBT Mental Health Service Provision: A Qualitative Study. Medical Education, 46 (9), 903-913.

Steele, L.S., Ross, L.E., Dobinson, C., Veldhuizen, S., Tinmouth, J. (2009). Women’s Sexual
 Orientation and Health: Results from a Canadian Population-Based Survey. Women & Health,
 49(5), 353-367.

Steele, L., Ross, L.E., Epstein, R., Strike, C. & Goldfinger, C. (2008). Correlates of mental health
 service use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual mothers and prospective mothers. Women & Health, 47
(3): 95-112

Tina Li, C., Dobinson, Ayden I. Scheim, Ross, L.E. (2013). Unique Issues Bisexual People Face in Intimate Relationships: A Descriptive Exploration of Lived Experience. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 17(1), 21-39.
Yager, C., Brennan, D., Steele, L. Epstein, R., & Ross, L.E. (2010). The challenges and mental
health experiences of lesbian and bisexual women who are in the process of trying to conceive.
 Health & Social Work, 35(3), 191-200.

Brennan, D.J., Ross, L.E., Dobinson, C., Veldhuizen, S., Steele, L.S. (2010). Men’s sexual
 orientation and health in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(3), 255-258.

Zamboni, B. D., Robinson, B. E. & Bockting, W. O. (2007). Body Image and Sexual Functioning Among Bisexual Women. Journal of Bisexuality, 6 (4), 7-26.

Sexual health

Cochran, S. D. & Mays, V. M. (1996). Prevalence of HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among young 18- to 24-year old lesbian and bisexual women. Women’s Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy, 2 (1&2), 75-89.

Ekstrand, M. L. Coates, T. J. Guydish, J. R. Hauck, W. W. Collette, L. & Hulley, S. B. (1994). Are bisexually identified men in San Francisco a common vector for spreading HIV infection to women? American Journal of Public Health, 84 (6) 915-919.

Goodenow, C., Netherland, J., & Szalacha, L. (2002). AIDS-related risk among adolescent males who have sex with males, females or both: Evidence from a statewide survey. American Journal of Public Health, 92 (2), 203–210.

Heath, J. & Goggin, K. (2009). Attitudes Towards Male Homosexuality, Bisexuality, and the Down Low Lifestyle: Demographic Differences and HIV Implications. Journal of Bisexuality, 9 (1), 17-31.

Hunt, R. & Fish, J. (2008). Prescription for change. Lesbian and bisexual women’s health check 2008. London: Stonewall.

Izazola-Licea, J. A. Gortmaker, S. L. de Gruttola, V. Tolbert, K. & Mann, J. (2002). Sexual behavior patterns and HIV risks in bisexual men compared to exclusively heterosexual and homosexual men. Salud Publica de Mexico, 45 (supplement 5), S662-S671.

Kahn, J. G., Gurvey, J., Pollack, L. M., Binson, D., & Catania, J. A. (1997). How many HIV infections cross the bisexual bridge? An estimate from the United States. AIDS Weekly Plus, 11, 1031-1037.

Klein, H. (2009). Differences in HIV Risk Practices Sought by Self-Identified Gay and Bisexual Men Who Use Internet Websites to Identify Potential Sexual Partners. Journal of Bisexuality, 9 (2, 125-140.

Miller, M., André, A., Ebin, J., & Bessonova, L. (2007). Bisexual health: An introduction and model practices for HIV/STI prevention programming. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, the Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health, and BiNet USA.

Zamboni, B. D., Robinson, B. E. & Bockting, W. O. (2011). HIV Status and Coming Out among African American Gay and Bisexual Men. Journal of Bisexuality, 11 (1), 75-85.


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