Sexual minority individuals face disparities of treatment from clinical and medical health professionals. In particular, there is a dearth of research and training surrounding human sexuality topics for sexual minorities. Research on sexual minority groups in this area can contribute to reducing treatment disparities. Consequently, the proposed study is a content analysis of social science literature in order to gauge trends in the amount of research focused on the intersection of sexual minorities and sex research. Articles from a database search of relevant keywords were coded for several variables, including overall level of focus on sexual minorities and on human sexuality topics, study sample composition, research funding sources, and whether the article offered any clinical implications. The study aims, with its results, to suggest possible directions for social science and sex research, in the hopes that future research will be better able to assist professionals in meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Fox, Chelise, "A Content Analysis of Sexuality-Related Scholarship for Sexual Minorities" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 9249.
content analysis, sexual minorities, sex research, sexology