November 13, 2013 | by Staff reports
Study links workplace bias, poor health
Detroit, Michigan, gay news, Washington Blade, discrimination

Detroit, Mich. (Photo Public Domain)

DETROIT — Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health have released results of a study finding that young men who have experienced anti-gay discrimination in the workplace are more likely to have overall poorer health than those who had not experienced such discrimination, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender News Network reports.

Jose Bauermeister, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education and director of the University of Michigan Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, led the study that surveyed a group of men who have sex with men ages 18-29, the Network said.

He and his colleagues found that 15 percent of the nearly 400 Detroit-area men surveyed reported at least one experience of workplace discrimination based on their sexuality. Respondents averaged one-and-a-half days in the past month when physical or mental health kept them from their normal activities. Nine percent reported problems with functionality based on impairment or a health problem.

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