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02 November 2011

When sexual health requires stealth

Bisexual men have unique health needs compared to exclusively homosexual and heterosexual men, but the stigma they face makes learning of their needs difficult.

Bisexual men have unique health needs compared to exclusively homosexual and heterosexual men, but the stigma they face makes learning of their needs – and even reaching these men in their "hidden communities" – difficult for public health professionals, say Indiana University researchers.

"In terms of designing a specific program for behaviourally bisexual men, we've learned it will not be effective to openly advertise about it or put it on billboards; we have to be more discreet," said Brian Dodge, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at IU.

 
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