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.

January 26, 2018

Measuring Sexual Orientation and Chronic Disease Prevalence

While sexual orientation can be assessed by sexual identity, sexual behavior, and attraction, public health surveys frequently only use one or two of those dimensions to collect their data. The authors of this study argue that we must assess all three to get the full picture of chronic disease disparities between sexual minorities and their heterosexual peers.

January 26, 2018

Resource: How to Address Tobacco-Related Disparities

Particular sociodemographic “priority” populations, including members of the LGBTQ community, experience tobacco-related health disparities; use this infographic to learn how you can help.

January 26, 2018

LGBTQ Affirmation as Care

Tim R. Johnston, Director of National Projects at SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders), writes about the importance of providing affirmation in care settings.

January 26, 2018

Barrier Devices and Adolescent Female-to-Female Sex

Lesbian and bisexual girls are at higher risk for STIs and adolescent pregnancy than their heterosexual peers. Authors of this study find four key factors that lead to decisions not to use barriers in female-to-female sex among sexual minority adolescent girls.

January 26, 2018

Community Spotlight: Nuriya Neumann

Q&A with Nuriya Neumann, an Occupational Therapy candidate at Jefferson College of Health Professions. 

January 26, 2018

Slow-Release HIV Therapy Drug Shows Promise in Animal Study

This novel oral dosage system for antiretroviral therapy could mean only taking a pill once per week instead of the typical daily regimen. Authors of a new study say that this could help reduce non-adherence in HIV+ patients and therefore help control the worldwide HIV epidemic.

January 26, 2018

Standing in Solidarity with Trans Patients

Dr. Maybank's suggestions for the medical and public health community to dismantle systems of transphobia, homophobia, racism, and sexism that play an integral role in the oppression faced by transgender people. 

    January 26, 2018

    How Design Thinking is Improving Patient-Caregiver Conversations

    The doctor's office can be a stressful, fearful place for people, and we all react differently under pressure. A design team identified 4 types of patients to help providers communicate better. 

    January 26, 2018

    An Ally’s Guide to Terminology

    Words have power. Review LGBTQ terminology to properly talk about LGBTQ people and equality. 

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