The relationship between sexual minority verbal harassment and utilization of health services: Results from Countywide Risk Assessment Survey (CRAS) 2004

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services: The Quarterly Journal of Community & Clinical Practice, Volume 24, Issue 2, p.119-139 (2012)



Accession Number:

2012-13219-002. First Author & Affiliation: D'Anna, Laura Hoyt



Risk Assessment


<p>In this article we examine the prevalence of and associations between sexual orientation–based verbal harassment and reported utilization of health services across levels of sexual orientation in a diverse sample of adult recipients of Los Angeles County–funded HIV-related health and social services. Thirty-two percent reported they had experienced verbal harassment, the majority (80.3%) of whom identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). Those who reported being verbally harassed received significantly more services overall than those who were not verbally harassed, and service utilization varied by sexual orientation. These findings inform future efforts to identify and assess social discrimination in health and social service settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)</p>


California State University, Long Beach, CA, US. Other Journal Titles: Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services: Issues in Practice, Policy & Research. Other Publishers: Haworth Press. Release Date: 20120625. Publication Type: Journal, (0100); Peer Reviewed Journal, (0110); . Media Covered: Electronic. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Health Care Utilization; Sexual Orientation; Social Services. Minor Descriptor: Harassment; Surveys; Risk Assessment. Classification: Health & Mental Health Services (3370) . Population: Human (10); Male (30); Female (40); . Location: US. Age Group: Childhood (birth-12 yrs) (100) School Age (6-12 yrs) (180) Adolescence (13-17 yrs) (200) Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300) Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs) (320) Thirties (30-39 yrs) (340) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) (360) Aged (65 yrs & older) (380) . Methodology: Empirical Study; Interview; Quantitative Study. References Available: Y.. Page Count: 21.. Issue Publication Date: Apr, 2012. Copyright: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.;Sponsor: Los Angeles County, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS Programs; US. Grant: PH000028. Recipients: No recipient indicatedSponsor: National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Grant: P20MD003942. Recipients: No recipient indicated