Authors: Adedotun Ogunbajo, Temitope Oke, Kehinde Okanlawon, Gamji M’Rabiu Abubakari, Olakunle Oginni
Publication date: 2021/8/29
Journal: Journal of religion and health
Publisher: Springer US
Description: We investigated the associations between social marginalization, psychosocial health, and religiosity among sexual minority men (SMM) in Nigeria (N = 406). We conducted bivariate and multivariable logistic regression. Factors associated with reporting a history of conversion therapy at a religious institution were: being HIV positive, having depressive symptoms, reporting suicide thoughts, and reporting inability to access medical care. Factors associated with increased odds of agreeing that sex between two men was a sin were: residing in Plateau, being Muslim, and higher levels of internalized homophobia. Our findings support the need for LGBT-affirming religious doctrine, which has implications for the health of LGBT communities.
Total citations: Cited by 6-2022/2023
Scholar articles: Religiosity and conversion therapy is associated with psychosocial health problems among sexual minority men (SMM) in Nigeria. A Ogunbajo, T Oke, K Okanlawon, GMR Abubakari… - Journal of religion and health, 2021