Year: 1999 Source: Clinical Nurse Specialist, v.13, no.2, (March 1999), p.69-73 SIEC No: 20050201

Barriers to optimal health in the gay adolescent population are discussed, including: inadequate medical care; drug & alcohol abuse; prostitution & sexually transmitted diseases; problems in school & subsequent dropout; runaway behaviour & subsequent homelessness; lack of self-esteem; & suicide. The role of the advanced practice nurse in serving this population is explored. (23 refs)