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Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)

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Abstract

GOMEZ, Fabiola  and  DELGADO, Jaime E. Barrientos. The effects of sexual prejudice on the mental health of gays and lesbians in Antofagasta, Chile. Sex., Salud Soc. (Rio J.) [online]. 2012, n.10, pp. 100-123. ISSN 1984-6487.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-64872012000400005.

This article explores mental health indicators among homosexuals and heterosexuals. The study involved Psychological and Social Well-Being, as well as Psychological Distress dimensions (SCL-90-R). The sample comprised 55 homosexual and 55 heterosexual individuals, ages 18 to 49 years old. Although no mental health differentials were among either homosexuals or heterosexuals, differences were reported in the analysis by sex and sexual orientation. The correlation between sexual prejudice and some mental health dimension was found to be statistically relevant.

Keywords : prejudice; homosexual; mental health; Chile.

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