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Discrimination For Sexual And Physical Appearance Reasons: A Survey of 597 Respondents

Discrimination For Sexual And Physical Appearance Reasons: A Survey of 597 Respondents

Introduction & Objectives: Sexual diversity and discrimination
continues to be frequent association. To
explore aspects of how discrimination is experienced a
survey study was implemented.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH A87
Methods & Sample: 597 participants responded an
online survey. The sample was made up of 60.56 %
were women and 39.43% were males. A majority with
postgraduate education and 50% reporting being
Catholic. 23% of participants reported having a homosexual
orientation.
Results: More than half of participants reported having
experienced some form of discrimination. The
most frequent reason reported was physical appearance.
When participants with a homosexual orientation
were compared with those with heterosexual orientation
there were higher levels of reported discrimination
in the family circle, educational institutions, work
place, access to public places and being attacked physically
or verbally
Conclusion and recommendation: Discrimination
continues to be a significant problem among participants.
Physical appearance and homosexual orientation
are important triggers of discrimination. More work is
needed to eliminate this burden.
Keywords: sexual discrimination, sexual orientation
Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement: None
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