• Kiekens, W. J., Baams, L., Feinstein, B. A., & Veenstra, R. (2022). Development and validation of the sexual minority adolescent rejection sensitivity scale. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Online first publication. doi:10.1007/s10508-022-02474-6
  • de Lange, J., Baams, L., Bos, H., Bosker, R., Dumon, E., Portzky, G., … & Van Bergen, D. (2022). Moderating role of coping in the association between minority stress and suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among sexual and gender minority young adults. Suicide and Life‐Threatening Behavior, 52, 1178-1192. doi:10.1111/sltb.12913
  • 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. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 57, 2319-2332. 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, 37, NP21293–NP21319. doi:10.1177/08862605211056729
  • Cense, M., Joemmanbaks, F., van Bergen, D. D., & Baams, L., et al. (2021). “Ik was altijd al niet standaard” Kwalitatief onderzoek naar de beleving van bi+ volwassenen. Utrecht/Groningen: Rutgers/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 
  • 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, 19, 1829-1841. 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, 37, NP15176-NP15204. 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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