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Study Suggests Same-Sex Couples Face More Obstacles to Infertility Treatment Than Opposite-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples encounter more obstacles to treatment for infertility than opposite-sex couples, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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First U.S. Study of Transgender Youth Funded by NIH

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7M for a five-year, multicenter study, which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment for transgender youth.

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Children of Same-Sex Parents Face Challenges, but Will Be OK

A little more than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to same-sex marriage nationwide, psychologists will present research into such families at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

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Cancer Healthcare Disparities Exist in the LGBTQ Community, Say Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community is a growing and medically-underserved minority population in the United States, with 3 to 12 percent of the population estimated to identify as LGBTQ. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers published one of the first articles that describe the current knowledge about cancers that may disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community, and also offered suggestions for improving their healthcare.

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Transgender Youth Have Typical Hormone Levels

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Johanna Olson, MD, and her colleagues at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provide care for the largest number of transyouth in the U.S. and have enrolled 101 patients in a study to determine the safety and efficacy of treatment that helps patients bring their bodies into closer alignment with their gender of identity.

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UAB to Open Mental Health and Wellness Clinic for LGBTQ Community

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychiatry will open a mental health and wellness clinic specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals...a population that is underserved and at risk for depression, anxiety and suicide.

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Analysis, Weaknesses, and Historic Context for Same Sex Marriage Ruling by the Supreme Court from University of Vermont Scholar

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Ellen Andersen, associate professor of political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at the University of Vermont, and author of "Out of the Closets and into the Courts: Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation" breaks down the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 vote in favor of same-sex marriage.

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FSU Legal Expert Available to Discuss Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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Professor Courtney Cahill is available to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on Same Sex Marriage.

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Justice Kennedy Overcomes His Federalism Concerns in Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Argues Swarthmore Expert

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UCI experts on SCOTUS, same-sex marriage decision