There's a new sexual orientation category called heteroflexible -- and it brings health issues that need to be addressed
The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil voted eight to three to criminalize homophobia in the country (pride parade pictured in September 2018) AFP/File / Mauro Pimentel

Labels, categorization, boxes. There are some, if not many, who don’t want any part of identifying themselves by others’ characterizations.But, according to Nicole Legate, an assistant professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, some categorization is vital when it comes to addressing health disparities in sexual minority groups (groups other than heterosexuals), including higher levels of distress, lower levels of self-esteem, and unprotected sex.It was while looking for those health disparities between heterosexuals and sexual minorities that Legate, with co-author Ronal...

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