That made it the first-ever national survey to parse high schoolers by sexuality. The American Teenage Survey, for example, which was meant to be the first major longitudinal study on US adolescents, was scuttled completely in after Congress got wind that the NIH was funding research on teen sex. And then just maybe a more tailored landscape of health and community care for these kids will begin to take shape. For the first time, we know that some 1. There was some progress at the state level in the s. People were dying alone, because their partners would not be allowed to be with them. Suddenly, it becomes very obvious what concrete steps a concerned superintendent can take to protect their queer students.
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Going to a high school that had a Gay-Straight Alliance correlated to less bullying and fewer suicide attempts, too. States could choose which CDC questions to ask their teens; 27 states agreed, enough, researchers believe, to offer data that can be extrapolated to the rest of the country. In , Massachusetts became the first state to ask high schoolers in its state-level health survey. But this time, there were two new questions. Once the CDC collects a few more years of its national data, the numbers could prompt a real push for protections in other states and cities, too. But as more and more data rolls in, showing obvious health disparities, the more reason the healthcare system has for making it medically routine. Health providers would provide painful care—they would inflict pain on a gay patient, if they knew they were gay.