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.

May 1, 2018

Providing Healthcare for Genderqueer and Nonbinary Patients

Genderqueer/nonbinary individuals face even higher rates of discrimination in healthcare settings than their binary transgender peers. This study investigates the healthcare experiences of some of these patients and provides recommendations for providers.

April 26, 2018

Athletic Trainers and Transgender Athletes

The intersection of sports and gender has long been a complicated one. As the weather warms up, so do the training and health needs of LGBTQ+ athletes.

April 24, 2018

Resource: Taking Comprehensive Sexual Health Histories for STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month and the 2018 theme is “Treat Me Right,” which focuses on the relationship between healthcare providers and patients. The CDC has a variety of resources for providers, including a comprehensive guide to taking sexual histories that includes information about LGBTQ patients.

April 20, 2018

LGBTQIA Diversity Training in Healthcare

Many healthcare organizations now recognize the need for LGBTQIA diversity training. However, surface discussion of explicit bias rarely shifts the needle on more insidious microaggressive environments, cultures and norms.

April 17, 2018

Using Chosen Names for Trans Youth Helps Reduce Risk of Suicide and Depression

For transgender youth with chosen names that differ from the one given to them at birth, use of their chosen name in multiple contexts is associated with reduced mental health risks, according to a recent study. Providers and other people who interact with trans youth can support them and their mental health by using their chosen name.

April 12, 2018

If You See Me, Count Me

The federal government ignores broad support, yet again, to collect population data on LGBTQ+ Americans in the 2020 Census and American Community Survey (ACS). The Census will recognize same-sex married couples, but gender identity and sexual orientation are simply not "federal data needs".

April 10, 2018

LGBT Content in Health Assessment Textbooks

A new study evaluated nursing textbooks for LGBT inclusivity and found very little relevant content, especially content that demonstrated deeper understanding of LGBT health concerns. Textbook content is important in guiding discussions and promoting inclusivity, and providers would benefit from improvements in training and education around LGBT-specific issues.

April 5, 2018

PrEP Has a Race Problem

Over 500,000 non-Hispanic African Americans are estimated to benefit from a once-daily PrEP pill for HIV prevention. In 2015, only 1% had been prescribed the HIV prophylactic drug.PrEP has a race problem.

April 3, 2018

Allyship and Bisexual Health Awareness Month

March marked the fifth annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month hosted by the Bisexual Resource Center. This resource shares ways to be an ally to the bisexual+ community and the importance of accepting and believing bisexual+ people.

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