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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Researchers analyzed responses to relevant questions (such as those about smoking habits, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels) and found that 55% of gay men and lesbians and 43.8% of bisexuals were in poor cardiovascular health, compared to 39.9% of heterosexuals.
Lack of visibility of trans and gender nonconforming (T/GNC) people in the healthcare literature and databases is a serious public health problem. Broad studies of T/GNC people like the one reported here are needed to relay information about the health needs of elderly and disabled T/GNC communities, which face incredible inequity and disparity.
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.