Gender identity data collection is necessary to assess and improve treatments. This study used data between 2000 and 2014 and found an increase in gender-affirming surgeries among transgender patients.
New data from two clinical trials confirm suspicions that vaginal ring HIV prevention works better than originally observed. However, research must be built, conducted and disseminated in a way that gives service providers the tools and language they need to empower decision-making in all consumers, regardless of gender expression or sexual preferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.