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.

February 22, 2018

PrEP and Disability Insurance: It’s Everybody’s Issue

More people have access to Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention than ever before, but stigmatizing barriers and misinformation remain. PrEP and PEP are not just for gay men, and when taken correctly, are effective at preventing HIV infection in all people.

February 20, 2018

Induced Lactation Allows Transgender Woman to Breastfeed Her Baby

Practitioners at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery have successfully induced lactation in their 30 year old patient, a transgender women who wanted to breastfeed her newborn baby.

February 15, 2018

Military Healthcare Providers and LGB Patients

Though it is estimated that approximately 2% of active duty military personnel identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, there doesn’t exist much data on the healthcare needs of LGB servicemembers. This study explores the attitudes and knowledge that military healthcare providers have about serving active duty (AD) LGB patients.

February 13, 2018

Why Fewer Young People are Getting Tested for HIV

A new study lists the reasons that young people of various demographic groups, including sexual minorities, are less likely to be tested for HIV than older adults are.

February 12, 2018

Community Spotlight: Libby Parker

Libby Parker, MSS, LSW is an outpatient therapist and the manager of Einstein Health’s Pride Program. Founded in 2015, the Pride Program is located in Philadelphia and offers the LGBTQ community professional and safe access to OBGYN, mental health, psychiatry, surgical and hormone therapy services.

February 8, 2018

Sexual Minority Youth Have Elevated Suicide Risk

In comparison to their heterosexual peers, sexual minority youth are significantly more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide. This study uses nationally representative data to demonstrate this disparity and to offer suggestions for caretakers and clinicians.

February 1, 2018

Transgender Men, Pregnancy, and the Role of Health Care Providers

Transgender men and other gender nonconforming people have a variety of experiences with and values around reproduction. The authors of this study examined the experiences of transgender men around pregnancy and reproduction, including their healthcare needs and external factors that impact their experiences.

February 1, 2018

Treating Cancer in the LGBTQ Community

Studies have shown that members of the LGBTQ community are at elevated risk for several cancers. This study surveys oncology providers who treat those cancers on their knowledge of LGBTQ-specific risks and their attitudes toward LGBTQ patients.

January 30, 2018

LGBTQ Discrimination Impacts Health Care Access

A 2017 survey done by the Center for American Progress found that LGBTQ people face discrimination in health care settings, that this discrimination can discourage people from seeking out care, and that LGBTQ patients may have difficulty finding alternative treatment.

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