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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430020/health-differences-among-lesbian-gay-and-transgender-veterans-by-rural-small-town-and-suburban-urban-setting
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Michael R Kauth, Terri L Barrera, F Nicholas Denton, David M Latini
PURPOSE: We explored the relationship between geographic location and health indicators for lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans. METHODS: We solicited participation in an online survey through national and city LGBT organizations and personal contacts to examine differences in depression, anxiety, alcohol and tobacco use, and body mass index among lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans (n = 252) in suburban/urban and rural/small town locations. Bisexual participants were too few to include in the analyses...
April 21, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422615/understanding-how-sexual-and-gender-minority-stigmas-influence-depression-among-trans-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-india
#2
Venkatesan Chakrapani, Pandara Purayil Vijin, Carmen H Logie, Peter A Newman, Murali Shunmugam, Murugesan Sivasubramanian, Miriam Samuel
PURPOSE: Few studies have assessed how sexual and gender minority stigmas affect the mental health of trans women and self-identified men who have sex with men (MSM) in India, populations with a high HIV burden. We tested whether social support and resilient coping act as mediators of the effect of sexual and gender minority stigmas on depression as proposed by Hatzenbuehler's psychological mediation framework, or as moderators based on Meyer's minority stress theory. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among trans women (n = 300) and MSM (n = 300) recruited from urban and rural sites in India...
April 19, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422558/understanding-transgender-men-s-experiences-with-and-preferences-for-cervical-cancer-screening-a-rapid-assessment-survey
#3
Julia Seay, Atticus Ranck, Roy Weiss, Christopher Salgado, Lydia Fein, Erin Kobetz
PURPOSE: Transgender men are less likely than cisgender women to receive cervical cancer screening. The purpose of the current study was to understand experiences with and preferences for cervical cancer screening among transgender men. METHODS: Ninety-one transgender men ages 21-63 completed the survey. The survey evaluated experiences with and preferences for screening, including opinions regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling as a primary cervical cancer screening...
April 19, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418736/curricular-time-patient-exposure-and-comfort-caring-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-patients-among-recent-medical-graduates
#4
Michael C Honigberg, Neir Eshel, Marlise R Luskin, Shimon Shaykevich, Stuart R Lipsitz, Joel T Katz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402749/mental-health-concerns-and-insurance-denials-among-transgender-adolescents
#5
Leena Nahata, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Nicole M Caltabellotta, Amy C Tishelman
PURPOSE: Transgender youth are at high risk for mental health morbidities. Based on treatment guidelines, puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormone therapy should be considered to alleviate distress due to discordance between an individual's assigned sex and gender identity. The goals of this study were to examine the: (1) prevalence of mental health diagnoses, self-injurious behaviors, and school victimization and (2) rates of insurance coverage for hormone therapy, among a cohort of transgender adolescents at a large pediatric gender program, to understand access to recommended therapy...
April 12, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402739/remembering-judith-bradford-and-why-populations-matter
#6
Kenneth H Mayer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375763/advancing-lgbt-elder-policy-and-support-services-the-massachusetts-model
#7
Lisa Krinsky, Sean Cahill
The Massachusetts-based LGBT Aging Project has trained elder service providers in affirming and culturally competent care for LGBT older adults, supported development of LGBT-friendly meal programs, and advanced LGBT equality under aging policy. Working across sectors, this innovative model launched the country's first statewide Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging. Advocates are working with policymakers to implement key recommendations, including cultural competency training and data collection in statewide networks of elder services...
April 4, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358625/sexual-orientation-differences-in-satisfaction-with-healthcare-findings-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-2014
#8
John R Blosnich
PURPOSE: In the United States, the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality may have eased sexual orientation-based differences in access to healthcare coverage, but limited research has investigated sexual orientation-based differences in healthcare satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to examine whether satisfaction with healthcare varied by sexual orientation in a large population-based sample of adults. METHODS: Data are from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, including items about sexual orientation and healthcare (n = 113,317)...
March 30, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296563/applying-organizational-change-to-promote-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-inclusion-and-reduce-health-disparities
#9
Kristen L Eckstrand, Mitchell R Lunn, Baligh R Yehia
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations face numerous barriers when accessing and receiving healthcare, which amplify specific LGBT health disparities. An effective strategic approach is necessary for academic health centers to meet the growing needs of LGBT populations. Although effective organizational change models have been proposed for other minority populations, the authors are not aware of any organizational change models that specifically promote LGBT inclusion and mitigate access barriers to reduce LGBT health disparities...
March 15, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170293/development-of-an-interprofessional-collaborative-practice-model-for-older-lgbt-adults
#10
Jeffrey Kwong, Walter Bockting, Sigrid Gabler, Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese, Phyllis Simon, Jane Fialko, Sylvia Bonaparte, Aaron Malark, Maria Towe, Thomas Weber, Porsha Hall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287877/measuring-sexual-and-gender-minority-populations-in-health-surveillance
#11
Joanne G Patterson, Jennifer M Jabson, Deborah J Bowen
PURPOSE: Sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) are underrepresented and information about SGMs is difficult to locate in national health surveillance data, and this limits identification and resolution of SGM health disparities. It is also not known how measures of sexual orientation and transgender-inclusive gender identity in health surveillance compare with best practice recommendations. This article reviews and summarizes the publicly available, English language, large-scale, rigorously sampled, national, international, and regional data sources that include sexual orientation or transgender-inclusive gender identity and compares measures with best practice guidelines...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287875/sexual-orientation-and-health-information-technology-use-a-nationally-representative-study-of-u-s-adults
#12
James M Dahlhamer, Adena M Galinsky, Sarah S Joestl, Brian W Ward
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence and odds of participation in online health-related activities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults and straight adults aged 18-64. METHODS: Primary data collected in the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative household health survey, were used to examine associations between sexual orientation and four measures of health information technology (HIT) use. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews (some telephone follow-up) with 54,878 adults aged 18-64...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263697/in-memoriam-judith-bradford-phd
#13
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221820/risks-benefits-and-importance-of-collecting-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-data-in-healthcare-settings-a-multi-method-analysis-of-patient-and-provider-perspectives
#14
Allysha C Maragh-Bass, Maya Torain, Rachel Adler, Eric Schneider, Anju Ranjit, Lisa M Kodadek, Ryan Shields, Danielle German, Claire Snyder, Susan Peterson, Jeremiah Schuur, Brandyn Lau, Adil H Haider
PURPOSE: Research suggests that LGBT populations experience barriers to healthcare. Organizations such as the Institute of Medicine recommend routine documentation of sexual orientation (SO) and gender identity (GI) in healthcare, to reduce LGBT disparities. We explore patient views regarding the importance of SO/GI collection, and patient and provider views on risks and benefits of routine SO/GI collection in various settings. METHODS: We surveyed LGBT/non-LGBT patients and providers on their views on SO/GI collection...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221818/intersex-care-development-current-priorities
#15
Heino F L Meyer-Bahlburg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212056/parenting-intentions-among-transgender-individuals
#16
Samantha L Tornello, Henny Bos
PURPOSE: We know very little about how transgender people create their families and the issues involved in these decisions. This qualitative study explored the parenting intentions and desires of 32 self-identified transgender individuals who want to become parents in the future. METHODS: Data were collected using an open-ended survey with 32 transgender men and transgender women regarding when and how they want to become parents in the future. RESULTS: We found that transgender individuals expressed specific desires for parenthood, such as biological relatedness and barriers to parenthood, such as physical limitations or lack of legal protections, which influence how transgender individuals choose to become parents in the future...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207297/measuring-the-influence-of-legally-recognized-partnerships-on-the-health-and-well-being-of-same-sex-couples-utility-of-the-california-health-interview-survey
#17
William N Elwood, Veronica L Irvin, Qiankun Sun, Nancy Breen
PURPOSE: This study explored the utility of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to compare health-related outcomes among gay men, lesbians, and heterosexuals who reported being in a legally recognized partnership. METHODS: We regressed sexual identity and marriage/legally recognized partnership status on seven different outcomes related to health insurance coverage, medical services access and use, and general health and well-being using CHIS data collected between 2009 and 2013...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170299/gender-dysphoria-and-co-existing-psychosis-review-and-four-case-examples-of-successful-gender-affirmative-treatment
#18
Julia H Meijer, Guus M Eeckhout, Roy H T van Vlerken, Annelou L C de Vries
PURPOSE: Controversy exists as to if, and when, gender affirmative (GA) treatment should be offered to individuals with gender dysphoria (GD) and co-existing psychosis. Concerns exist regarding a high risk of misdiagnosis, regret afterward due to impulsive decision making, and deterioration of psychotic symptoms. This case series aims at extending the sparse literature on GA treatment in this population by identifying challenges in diagnosis and treatment and offering recommendations to overcome them...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145800/hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-disease-testing-behavior-among-adolescent-sexual-minority-males-analysis-of-pooled-youth-risk-behavior-survey-data-2005-2013
#19
Akshay Sharma, Li Yan Wang, Richard Dunville, Rachel K Valencia, Eli S Rosenberg, Patrick S Sullivan
PURPOSE: Adolescent sexual minority males (ASMM) comprise a high-risk group that may benefit from expanded human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention services. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HIV and STD testing among ASMM from pooled high school Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBSs). METHODS: Data came from 26 YRBSs from 2005 to 2013, which included questions on sexual identity and/or sex of sexual contacts and questions on ever being tested for HIV and/or STDs...
April 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027001/a-case-of-rectal-ureaplasma-infection-and-implications-for-testing-in-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-the-p18-cohort-study
#20
Collette E Abbott, Richard E Greene, Farzana Kapadia, Perry N Halkitis
Ureaplasma is a significant cause of nongonococcal urethritis. This is a case of rectal Ureaplasma found on culture in a young man who has sex with men not previously reported in the literature. Nucleic acid amplification tests are now standard of care for sexually transmitted infection testing, but they do not test for Ureaplasma and, therefore, may be missing important infections. Ureaplasma could have important implications in urethritis and rectal HIV transmission among men who have sex with men engaging in condomless anal intercourse...
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