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SGMRO Director's Blog Post on the Bisexual Health Research Workshop & Summary Document

December 11, 2019

Please see the latest SGMRO Director’s Voice Blog post, which discusses the recent Bisexual Health Research Workshop and the importance of raising visibility and representation of bi/bi+ individuals in health research. The post also announces the release of the workshop summary document, which is available here. For your convenience, the full blog post has been included below.

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Bisexuality and health: The cost of invisibility

November 6, 2019

Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD
On September 23, 2019, the 20th anniversary of Bi Visibility Day, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held its first-ever bisexual health research workshop. As an invited panelist at this event, sponsored by the NIH’s Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office, I joined 19 other researchers to discuss key findings, gaps in knowledge, and future directions.

You may be asking yourself: Is there really a need for this workshop? How is bisexual health different from the health of other groups? How many people even identify as bisexual?

Read the full article here.


In LGBT community, bisexual people have more health risks. Here's what could help.

September 25, 2017

Double discrimination from both heterosexual and homosexual communities was a common theme mentioned by all three researchers. Sabra L. Katz-Wise, an assistant professor at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, mentioned that bisexuals are "often experiencing discrimination from both heterosexual and sexual minority communities, where the same may not be true for lesbian and gay individuals."

Read the whole story in the Chicago Tribune here.