Stigma and Health Vol. 3, Iss. 1, (Feb 2018): 16-26.
Health disparities related to stigmatized characteristics, including sexual orientation, have been well-documented. However, it is largely unknown whether temporal declines in stigma at a structural level contribute to concomitant reductions in health disparities between stigmatized and nonstigmatized groups. The objective of this study was to (a) explore associations between reductions in structural stigma (i.e., laws, policies, and social attitudes concerning sexual minorities) during the past decade in Sweden and sexual orientation-based mental health disparities, and (b) identify potential mechanisms that might explain this relationship.. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.