It is known that women experiencing homelessness are at high risk of unintended pregnancy (Gelberg 2007).
Patterns of alcohol and drug use
The young male same sex attracted population has been reported to have a suicide attempt rate 3-6 times higher than that found in the same age range in the non SSA population, and higher levels of mental health concerns.
Estimates of the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (i.e. abuse and dependence) are consistently higher for younger adults compared to their older counterparts.