Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Male Couples

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has primarily been associated with women in heterosexual relationships, but this study demonstrates the importance of studying IPV in other kinds of relationships. The authors of the study note that this research has important public health implications.

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July 3, 2018

LGBTQ Veterans Feel Uncomfortable Seeking Care at VA

Even with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, many vets still feel uncomfortable seeking care at the VA. One organization is seeking to address this issue with mental health and substance abuse treatment that requires staff to have cultural competency for military and LGBTQ communities.

June 27, 2018

Transgender Patient Care at Breast Imaging Facilities

A recent study assessed transgender patient experience and medical care at breast imaging facilities across the US. They found that many facilities lack policies for treating trans patients and may not have the needed training or structure to provide quality care.

June 19, 2018

AMA Adopts Policies for Transgender Prisoners and LGBT Family Leave

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted two policies related to LGBTQ issues, one urging appropriate placement of transgender prisoners and one supporting inclusive leave policies for LGBTQ workers.

June 5, 2018

Community and Social Support Impact LGB Health Outcomes

A recent study looked at the relationship between support for same-sex marriage in local communities in Australia and LGB health and wellbeing. Poor levels of social support were an important mechanism linking community support of same-sex marriage to the health of LGB people.

May 29, 2018

Psychosocial Stressors and Sexual Health of Sexual Minority African American Women

A study of Southern sexual minority African American women found associations between psychosocial stressors (depressive symptoms, incarceration, intimate partner violence) and STI history. The authors make recommendations for healthcare providers on treating this population for both mental health and sexual health.

May 25, 2018

2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

Following a 2017 survey in partnership with the University of Connecticut, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) just released one of the largest comprehensive reports on the state of LGBTQ youth in the United States. QSPACES is here to breakdown some healthcare highlights.

May 22, 2018

Lesbians and Bisexual Women May Have Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

This study found that lesbian and bisexual (LB) women have a 27% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In addition to behavioral factors, minority stress and social stigma may be influencing LB women’s BMI, which completely explained the relationship between sexual orientation and type 2 diabetes.

May 18, 2018

PrEP, Now for Adolescents

It's been an important few days for Truvada, the once-daily pill for HIV prevention, more commonly known as PrEP. On May 15th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada for PrEP for HIV prevention in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kg.

May 15, 2018

Telemedicine for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Patients

In rural areas with little opportunity for finding alternate providers, telemedicine offers a way to reach patients who might otherwise avoid care. Telemedicine for trans and gender nonconforming patients is one promising way to reduce financial and emotional burdens.

May 11, 2018

An Integrated Approach: Geriatric Transgender Mental Healthcare

For older individuals struggling with gender identity, mental healthcare providers are often a primary entry point into the healthcare system. New research suggests hidden strengths: integration of family-centered and interdisciplinary care teams.

May 8, 2018

HIV Care for Trans Women

The Fenway Institute published a guide on how providers can help trans women living with HIV remain in care and achieve better health outcomes. Here we explore the barriers that these patients face and the ways that healthcare professionals might help patients overcome them.

May 3, 2018

The Aging LGBT American

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is estimated to more than double by year 2060. As our healthcare system adapts to an aging population, it must incorporate the perspectives of older LGBT Americans to address specific needs.

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