As both of the Reports below indicate, the research on bisexuality is sparse, and there are even fewer studies that treat bisexual attraction as a discrete population. This is slowly improving. Other resources listed on this page include journals, guides and webpages for researchers.
Two major literature reviews included in reports on bisexuality have been published, one in the United States of America, and the other in the United Kingdom. Both of these reports include a breakdown of various physical and mental health conditions, various socioeconomic status variables and recommendations for improving the health of the bisexual population.
Bisexual Invisibility: Impacts and Recommendations was published by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission in 2011.
The Bisexuality Report was published by Open University (UK) and BiUK in 2012. It contains an extensive exploration of the definitions of bisexuality, including a discussion on how to define the population.
For local research, reports such as Private Lives 2 contain some analyses that consider bisexuals as a discrete population which can be useful when wanting local data. Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria’s online library is a useful place to search for other local research.
Guidelines, online resources and publications
BiUK has published guidelines for research involving the bisexual population. As one of the main goals of BiUK is to engage in research, they have a wealth of resources that can be found on their website.
Please note that we are happy to be consulted about any research pertaining to bisexuality as we are keen to ensure that research is done ‘with us’, and not just ‘about us’. Please email us.
For those interested in online discussion groups, you might consider joining the Academic Bi group on Yahoo! Members are located around the world, including Australia.
During 2013, a large LGBT (note: ‘I’ not included) population survey was completed by the PEW Research Centre in the United States. The survey was quite in-depth and covers a wide range of issues. The reporting available often includes bisexual as a discrete population. Please visit the Centre’s LGBT in Changing Times portal to explore the information available.