Weight enumeration in United States anti‑bullying laws: associations with rates and risks of weight‑based bullying among sexual and gender minority adolescents
Weight-based bullying is among the most prevalent forms of peer harassment and carries significant health consequences—particularly among adolescents who identify as a sexual and/or gender minority (SGM). This study examined how anti-bullying legislation that includes weight as a protected class (enumeration) contributes to the prevalence of weight-based bullying and its adverse health sequelae among SGM adolescents.
Full citation: Lessard LM, Watson RJ, Schacter HL, Wheldon CW, Puhl RM. Weight enumeration in United States anti-bullying laws: associations with rates and risks of weight-based bullying among sexual and gender minority adolescents [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jan 20]. J Public Health Policy. 2022;10.1057/s41271-021-00322-w. http://www.doi.org/10.1057/s41271-021-00322-w