Can you explain me what 'confound' means here?
The timing of coming out to self and others "confounds the vocational development of lesbians in several critical ways".
I don't understand this sentence...
I will appreciate if you can help me.
Thank you in advance!If you need the context,
"A central career development issue faced by lesbian and bisexual women as well as gay men is related to their sexual identity development, which occurs later than for most heterosexuals. Many LGB persons do not become aware of their sexual identity until adolescence or adulthood."