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Bisexuality, Male

Research on behaviorally and self-identified bisexual individuals has been largely absent from previous social and behavioral science, including studies that examine relationships of sexual orientation and identity with health. Most previous research on health among “lesbian, gay, and bisexual” and “same-sex” populations has not distinguished bisexual individuals from lesbians and gay men. The aims of this entry are to provide an overview of male bisexuality in terms of both behavior and identities, to examine the diversity of expressions of male bisexuality across cultures, and to offer a brief review of research that has examined bisexual men separately from and compared with homosexual and heterosexual men in regard to health. This research indicates a pattern whereby bisexuals tend to report higher rates of health concerns ...

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