Bi Women, Gay Men at Highest Risk of Opioid Misuse

Bisexual women and gay men are reporting higher rates of opioid misuse compared to people of other sexual orientations, a new NYU study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, has revealed.

The study, which surveyed more than 42,000 people of various sexual orientations — but not gender identities — in all 50 states, found that 13.5 percent of bisexual women reported opioid misuse in the last year compared to 6.8 percent of lesbian women.

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