Protecting sexual minority youth from research risks: Conflicting perspectives

Robin Lin Miller*, Draco Forte, Bianca Della Marie Wilson, George J. Greene

*Corresponding author for this work

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We describe the dilemmas we encountered in the informed consent process for an HIV prevention project targeting Black gay, bisexual, and non-gay identified young men. We highlight the complexities of applying informed parental consent procedures to sexual minority youth and identify some of the challenges that researchers who work with sexual minority youth face when they must balance the needs and rights of this population against the needs and rights accorded to parents by federal guidelines for protecting minor participants in research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Gay and bisexual populations
  • Informed consent
  • Minors
  • Research ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Applied Psychology


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