5%) more likely to not go to school at least one day during the 30 days prior to the survey because of safety concerns, compared with heterosexual students.
While not a direct measure of school performance, absenteeism has been linked to low graduation rates, which can have lifelong consequences.
To be supportive, parents should talk openly and supportively with their teen about any problems or concerns.
This is known as date rape — forced sex that can happen on a date but also somewhere like a party with someone the victim may know, like, or even be interested in. Being good friends, talking to someone, dating, or hooking up usually Alcohol and drugs can play a role in date rapes.
Girls and women are more likely to be raped, but it can also happen to guys. Drinking can loosen inhibitions, reduce common sense, and — for some people — allow aggressive tendencies to surface.
On the other hand, unsupportive parents who react negatively to learning that their daughter or son is LGB can make it harder for their teen to thrive.
Parental rejection has been linked to depression, use of drugs and alcohol, and risky sexual behavior among teens.
Positive parenting practices, such as having honest and open conversations, can help reduce teen health risk behaviors.