Tag Archives: Research

Welsh and English bis smoke more

New research suggests that bisexual people in England and Wales are more likely to smoke than either gay or straight people. Yet in Scotland, gay people are bigger smokers than bis – and in Northern Ireland bi people are less likely to smoke than both gays and straights. The Office for National Statistics has published this year’s figures on the […]

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How Bi Is Your Region?

This year’s ONS household survey statistics show us the bi-est parts of Britain – and the places with the fewest bisexuals as a proportion of the population. Surprisingly Northern Ireland comes out top, with 1% of the population there identifying as bi. London and the South East come next at 0.7 to 0.8%. One in two hundred are bi in […]

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More suspect stats

The Office for National Statistics has published this year’s figures on the proportion of the population who are bisexual, lesbian, or gay, broken down to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and regions of England. 0.5% of adults identified as bisexual – but with a marked gender skew, with that being the answer of 0.7% of women and 0.3% of men. 0.7% […]

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43%: Generation Bi?

Online opinion polling company YouGov have published research conducted over the past week into sex and sexuality. They found 43% of under 25s when asked to place themselves on a sexuality scale from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) put themselves somewhere in between, between 1 and 5. 6% of under 25s rated themselves a 6. Across the population as […]

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Finding Yourself

For the past three and a half years, and as part of completing my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, I have been engaged in conducting research that aimed at exploring how women construct meanings of their bisexual experiences in the context of their relationships.  The initial reasons leading to my interest in the area of bisexuality were personal and professional experience, […]

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No surprise: bi teens more likely to get pregnant

Research from the USA based on interviewing bisexual and gay teenagers in New York suggests bi and gay teens are more likely to get pregnant, or get a partner pregnant, than is the case amongst young heterosexuals. The findings reinforce recent research from Canada. The American Journal of Public Health report found that – of some 10,000 respondents – those […]

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Canada: Research Backs Bi Groups

A new study led by the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team at the Center for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto, Canada, shows that bisexual youth in Ontario report higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation when compared to adults who are bisexual. The study also suggests that mental health and substance use services should be better prepared to accommodate […]

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