Protecting Sexual Minority Youth from Research Risks: Conflicting Perspectives Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Miller, R. L., Forte, D., Wilson, B., & Greene, G. J.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • June 2006