• Gmelin, J., De Vries, Y., Baams, L., et al. (2022).  Increased risks for mental disorders among LGB individuals: cross-national evidence from the World Mental Health Surveys. Online first publication. doi:10.1007/s00127-022-02320-z
  • De Lange, J., Baams, L., van Bergen, D. D., Bos, H. M. W., & Bosker, R. (2022). Minority stress and suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among LGBT adolescents and young adults: A meta-analysis. LGBT Health. Online first publication. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0106
  • Toomey, R. B., McGuire, J. K., Olson, K. R., Baams, L., & Fish, J. N. (2022). Gender-affirming policies support transgender and gender diverse youth’s health (Statement of the Evidence). Society for Research on Child Development. Link
  • Kiekens, W. J., Baams, L., & Veenstra, R. (2022). Differences by sex and gender in the association between minority stress and alcohol use among sexual and gender minority youth: A daily diary study. Social Science & Medicine, 294, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114679


  • van Lankveld, J. J. D. M., Baams, L., Borg, C., Both, S., de Graaf, H., & Incrocci, L. (2021). Het European Sexual Medicine Network: Een brede Europese aanpak van seksuele gezondheid. Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, 45, 156-159. Link.
  • Kiekens, W. J., Kaufman, T. M. L., & Baams, L. (2021). Sexual and gender identity-based microaggressions: Differences by sexual and gender identity, and sex assigned at birth among Dutch youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Online first publication. doi:10.1177/08862605211056729
  • De Lange, J., Van Bergen, D. D., Baams, L., Timmerman, M. C., Bos, H. M. W. (2021). Experiences and needs of sexual and gender minority young adults with a history of suicidal ideation regardering formal and informal mental healthcare. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. Online first publication. doi:10.1007/s13178-021-00657-9
  • Kaufman, T. M. L., & Baams, L. (2021). Disparities in perpetrators, locations, and reports of victimization for sexual and gender minority adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 70, 99-107. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.06.024
  • Baams, L. (2021). Equity in paediatric care for sexual and gender minority adolescents. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 5, 389-391. doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(21)00129-2
  • Baams, L., de Graaf, H., et al., (2021). Niet in één hokje: Ervaringen en welzijn van bi+ personen in Nederland. Groningen/Utrecht: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Rutgers.
  • Baams, L., ten Have, M., de Graaf, R., & de Jonge, P. (2021). Childhood trauma and bullying-victimization as an explanation for differences in mental disorders by sexual orientation. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 137, 225-231. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.02.046
  • Kiekens, W. J., Baams, L., Fish, J. N., & Watson, R. J. (2021). Associations of relationship experiences, dating violence, sexual harassment, and assault with alcohol use among sexual and gender minority adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Online first publication. doi:10.1177/08862605211001469
  • Martin-Storey, A., Pollitt, A. M., & Baams, L. (2021). Profiles and predictors of dating violence among sexual and gender minority adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 68, 1155-1161. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.08.034
  • Scheer, J. R., & Baams, L. (2021). Help-seeking patterns among LGBTQ young adults exposed to intimate partner violence victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 8050-8069. doi:10.1177/0886260519848785
  • Baams, L., & Russell, S. T. (2021). Gay-Straight Alliances, school functioning, and mental health: Associations for students of color and LGBTQ students. Youth & Society, 53, 211-229. doi:10.1177/0044118X20951045


  • Baams, L. (2020). Stages of sexual development. In S. Hupp & J. D. Jewell (Eds.), The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development (1-10). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119171492.wecad354
  • Baams, L. (2020, May 28). LGBTQ youth in quarantine [Blog post]. Retrieved from
  • Baams, L., Kiekens, W. J., & Fish, J. N. (2020). The rejection sensitivity model: Sexual minority adolescents in context. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 2259-2263. doi:10.1007/s10508-019-01572-2
  • Baams, L., Pollitt, A. M., Laub, C., & Russell, S. T. (2020). Characteristics of schools with and without Gay-Straight Alliances. Applied Developmental Science, 24, 354-359. doi:10.1080/10888691.2018.1510778
  • Boendermaker, L., & Baams, L. (2020). Seksualiteit [Sexuality]. Kind & Adolescent, 41, 397-399. doi:10.1007/s12453-020-00252-6
  • Fish, J. N., Baams, L., & McGuire, J. K. (2020). Sexual and gender minority mental health among children and youth. In E. D. Rothblum (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of sexual and gender minority mental health (pp. 229-244). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190067991.013.21
  • Kaufman, T. M. L., Baams, L., & Veenstra, R. (2020). Disparities in persistent victimization and associated internalizing symptoms for heterosexual versus sexual minority youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30, 516-531. doi:10.1111/jora.12495
  • Scheer, J. R., Martin-Storey, A., & Baams, L. (2020). Help-seeking barriers among sexual and gender minority individuals who experience intimate partner violence victimization. In B. Russell (Ed.), Intimate partner violence and the LGBT+ community (pp. 139-158). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-44762-5


  • Baams, L. (2019). Editorial: Sexual orientation disparities: Starting in childhood and observable in adolescence? Journal of Adolescent Health, 64, 145-146. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.11.006
  • Baams, L. (2019). LGBTQIA+ Are all those letters really necessary? Bie Mekoar 55 short reads on social sciences
  • Baams, L., & Van de Bongardt, D. (2019). Psychoseksuele ontwikkeling in de adolescentie. In W. Slot & M. A. G. van Aken (Eds.), Psychologie van de adolescentie (93-114). Amersfoort, the Netherlands: ThiemeMeulenhoff.
  • Baams, L., Wilson, B. D. M., & Russell, S. T. (2019). LGBTQ youth in unstable housing and foster care. Pediatrics, 143. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-4211
  • Fish, J. N., Baams, L., Stevenson Wojciak, A., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Are sexual minority youth overrepresented in foster care, child welfare, and out-of-home placement? Findings from nationally representative data. Child Abuse & Neglect, 89, 203-211. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.01.005
  • Martin-Storey, A., & Baams, L. (2019). Gender nonconformity during adolescence: Links with stigma, sexual minority status, and psychosocial outcomes. In H. E. Fitzgerald, D. J. Johnson, D. Qin, F. A. Villarruel, & J. Norder (Eds.), Handbook of children and prejudice (pp. 583-596). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-12228-7_33
  • Overbeek, G., Van de Bongardt, D., & Baams, L. (2019). De rol van seksuele opvoeding in de ontwikkeling van seksualiteit en seksueel expliciete mediaconsumptie in de adolescentie. Kind en Adolescent, 40, 137-156. doi:10.1007/s12453-019-00205-8
  • Russell, S. T., Baams, L., Fish, J. N., Wilson, B. D., & Wojciak, A. S. (2019). Sexual minority youth are over-represented and have worse outcomes in the child welfare system. PRC Research & Policy Brief Series, 4. doi:10.26153/TSW/1912.


  • Baams, L. (2018). Disparities for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming adolescents. Pediatrics, 141. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-3004
  • Baams, L., De Luca, S. M., & Brownson, C. (2018). Use of mental health services among college students by sexual orientation. LGBT Health, 5, 421-430. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2017.0225
  • Baams, L., Dubas, J. S., Russell, S. T., Buikema, R. L., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2018). Minority stress, perceived burdensomeness, and depressive symptoms among sexual minority youth. Journal of Adolescence, 6, 9-18. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.03.015
  • Fish, J. N., & Baams, L. (2018). Trends in alcohol-related disparities between heterosexual and sexual minority youth from 2007 to 2015: Findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. LGBT Health, 5, 359-367. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2017.0212
  • Overbeek, G. J., van de Bongardt, D., & Baams, L., (2018). Buffer or brake? The role of sexuality-specific parenting in adolescents’ sexualized media consumption and sexual development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 1427-1439. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0828-3
  • Nogueira Avelar e Silva, R., van de Bongardt, D., Baams, L., & Raat, H. (2018). Bidirectional associations between adolescents’ sexual behaviors and psychological well-being.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 62, 63-71doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.08.008
  • Zhang, S., Baams., L., Van de Bongardt, D., & Dubas, J. S. (2018). Intra- and inter-individual differences in adolescent depressive mood: The role of relationships with parents and friends. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 811-824. doi:10.1007/s10802-017-0321-6


  • Baams, L., Dubas, J. S., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2017). Comprehensive sexuality education as a longitudinal predictor of LGBTQ name-calling and perceived willingness to intervene in school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 931-942. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0638-z
  • Baams, L., Talmage, C. A., & Russell, S. T. (2017). Economic costs of bias-based bullying. School Psychology Quarterly32, 422-433. doi:10.1037/spq0000211
  • Choi, S., Baams, L., & Wilson, B. D. M. (2017). LGBTQ youth in California’s public schools: Differences across the state. Los Angeles, CA: The Williams Institute.
  • Dubas, J. S., Baams, L., Doornwaard, S. M., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2017). Dark personality traits and impulsivity among adolescents: Differential links to problem behaviors and family relations. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 877-889. doi:10.1037/abn0000290
  • Kaufman, T. M. L., Baams, L., & Dubas, J. S. (2017). Microaggressions and depressive symptoms in sexual minority youth: The roles of rumination and social support. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 184-192. doi:10.1037/sgd0000219


  • Baams, L. (2016). Editorial: Attracting attention to sexual minority youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59, 5-6. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.04.020
  • Doornwaard, S. M., van den Eijnden, R. J. J. M., Baams, L.,  Vanwesenbeeck, I., & ter Bogt, T. F. M. (2016). Lower psychological well-being and excessive sexual interest predict symptoms of compulsive use of sexually explicit Internet material among adolescent boys. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 73-84. doi:10.1007/s10964-015-0326-9.
  • van Beusekom, G., Baams, L., Bos, H. M. W., Overbeek, G., & Sandfort, T. G. M. (2016). Gender nonconformity, homophobic peer victimization, and mental health: How same-sex attraction and biological sex matter. Journal of Sex Research, 53, 98-108. doi:10.1080/00224499.2014.993462


  • Baams, L., & Bos, H. M. W. (2015). Editorial: De sociale context van lesbische, homoseksuele, biseksuele en transgender-jongeren in Nederland [Editorial: The social context of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in the Netherlands]. Pedagogiek, 35, 107-109.
  • Baams, L., Dubas, J. S., Overbeek, G., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2015). Transitions in body and behavior: A meta-analytic study on how pubertal status and timing are related to adolescent sexual behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 586-598. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.11.019
  • Baams, L., Grossman, A. H., & Russell, S. T. (2015). Minority stress and mechanisms of risk for depression and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Developmental Psychology, 51, 688-696. doi:10.1037/a0038994
  • Baams, L., Overbeek, G., Dubas, J. S., Doornwaard, S. M., Rommes, E., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2015). Perceived realism moderates the relation between sexualized media consumption and permissive sexual attitudes in adolescence. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 743-754. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0443-7
  • Baams, L., Overbeek, G., Dubas, J. S., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2015). De rol van persoonlijkheid in de ontwikkeling van seksueel gedrag van adolescenten. In M. Geeraets (Ed.), Intieme relaties en seksualiteit (pp. 31-42). Houten: Bohn, Stafleu en Van Loghum.
  • Baams, L., Overbeek, G., Van de Bongardt, D., Reitz, E., Dubas, J. S., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2015). Adolescents’ and their friends’ sexual behavior and intention – selection effects of personality type. Journal of Research in Personality, 54, 2-12. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2014.07.009
  • Kaufman, T., Baams, L., & Bos, H. M. W. (2015). Communicatie met ouders en vrienden als buffer tegen symptomen van angst en depressie voor same-sex attracted jongeren [Communication with parents and friends as buffers against symptoms of anxiety and depression for same-sex attracted youth]. Pedagogiek, 35, 128-145.
  • Reitz, E., Van de Bongardt, D., Baams, L., Doornwaard, S. M., Dalenberg, W., Dubas, J. S., … Dekovic, M. (2015). Project STARS (Studies on Trajectories of Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality): A Longitudinal, Multi-Domain Study on Sexual Development of Dutch Adolescents. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12, 613-626. doi:10.1080/17405629.2015.1018173


  • Baams, L., & Bos, H. M. W. (2014). Gender nonconformiteit, stigmatisering, en psychologisch welzijn van Nederlandse lesbische, homoseksuele, en biseksuele jongeren [Gender nonconformity, stigmatization, and psychological well-being among Dutch lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth]. Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, 38, 86-94.
  • Baams, L., Bos, H. M. W., & Jonas, K. J. (2014). How a romantic relationship can protect same-sex attracted youth from the impact of expected rejection. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 1293-1302.  doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.09.006
  • Baams, L., Overbeek, G., Dubas, J. S., & Van Aken, M. A. G. (2014). On early starters and late bloomers: The development of sexual behavior in adolescence across personality types. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 754-764. doi:10.1080/00224499.2013.802758


  • Baams, L., Beek, T., Hille, H., Zevenbergen, F. C., & Bos, H. M. W. (2013). Gender nonconformity, perceived stigmatization, and psychological well-being in Dutch sexual minority youth and young adults: A mediation analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 765-773. doi:10.1007/s10508-012-0055-z


  • Baams, L., Overbeek, G., Dubas, J. S., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2012). De rol van persoonlijkheid in de ontwikkeling van seksueel gedrag van adolescenten [The role of personality in the development of sexual behavior among adolescents]. Kind & Adolescent, 33, 206-217. doi:10.1007/s12453-012-0027-z 


  • Baams, L., Jonas, K. J., Bos, H. M. W., Utz, S., & Van der Vuurst, L. (2011). Internet use and online social support among same sex attracted individuals of different ages. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 1820-1827. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.04.002

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