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With the emergence of the awareness of the LGBTQ+ community, there has been more research done with individuals who identify as such. However, an analysis of articles claiming to utilize and/or involve LGBTQ+ individuals has shown that a vast majority of this research lacks the objective inclusion of individuals deriving from populations specific to each orientation, especially bisexuality. This review focuses on the exclusion of bisexual individuals within scientific articles claiming to involve LGBTQ+ populations. Specifically, although some statistical results are shown for gay and lesbian populations, experimental data derived from individuals who identify as bisexual are either not specified as such, or these data are relegated to being lumped in with gay or lesbian subgroups, or with the LGBTQ+ population at large. An examination of the antecedents of this and some possible means for addressing it are discussed.

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