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Syndemic Factors Mediate the Relationship between Sexual Stigma and Depression among Sexual Minority Women and Gender Minorities

Citation

Logie, Carmen H.; Lacombe-Duncan, Ashley; Poteat, Tonia; & Wagner, Anne C. (2017). Syndemic Factors Mediate the Relationship between Sexual Stigma and Depression among Sexual Minority Women and Gender Minorities. Women's Health Issues, 27(5), 592-9.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Stigma and discrimination contribute to elevated depression risks among sexual minority women (SMW) and gender minority (GM) people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer. Syndemics theory posits that adverse psychosocial outcomes cluster to negatively impact health and mental health outcomes among sexual minorities. We tested whether a syndemic condition composed of low social support, low self-rated health, low self-esteem, and economic insecurity mediated the relationship between sexual stigma and depressive symptoms among SMW/GM.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2017.05.003

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Women's Health Issues

Author(s)

Logie, Carmen H.
Lacombe-Duncan, Ashley
Poteat, Tonia
Wagner, Anne C.

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

5

Pages

592-9

Reference ID

12877