A recent database analysis reveals that in recent years, sexual minority individuals—those whose sexual orientation differs from societal norms—were less likely to have undergone cervical cancer screening tests than heterosexual counterparts, with Hispanic sexual minority individuals having the lowest screening rates.
The Rutgers Gun Violence Research Center – one of few state-funded centers in the nation – hosts its first research day with presentations focused on gun violence and trauma in the Black community, suicide risk, purchasing, non-fatal gun violence, and interpersonal violence in the LBGTQ community.
Loyola Medicine recently opened the Loyola Medicine Asylum Clinic at MacNeal Hospital. Founded by Yessenia Castro-Caballero, MD, FAAP, and Amy Blair, MD, FAAFP, the clinic provides evidence-based medical examinations for asylum seekers.
First-year surgery residents, and first-year medical residents in all fields who are members of sexual minorities such as LGBTQ, are more likely than others to develop depression during the stressful training period.
If Florida’s action to strip Walt Disney World of its status as a special tax district is indeed retaliatory against the company for its opposition to the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, as critics call it, then Florida has plainly violated the First Amendment, said a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.
All five hospitals within Henry Ford Health have been recognized as an "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in its 2022 Healthcare Equality Index, which is a tool that evaluates healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
New research from West Virginia University suggests that transgender and gender diverse individuals in rural areas face greater challenges receiving basic healthcare needs than their counterparts. Up to 61% of participants said they had to travel out of state for gender-related care, while over one-third reported they avoid seeking healthcare altogether for fear of discrimination.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been named “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader,” scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and associates.
The archives received a $100,000 grant from the California State Library to support CSUDH’s LGBTQ History Access Project, and $40,000 from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to begin the cataloguing of the L.A. Free Press collection.
Mount Sinai Health System has received a top score of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Mountainside received “Leader” status from the HRC, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer civil rights organization, demonstrating Mountainside’s commitment to the equitable treatment & public commitment to LGBTQ+ patients, visitors & team members.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been designated an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) 2022 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
UC San Diego Health receives “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
The University of Chicago Medicine has received the top score and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is the nation’s foremost survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been designated as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2022, earning the maximum score in each area evaluated.
Many lesbian and bisexual women lack access to culturally sensitive and effective alcohol and mental health treatments, according to a new study. The findings suggest that sexual minority women (SMW), especially younger women, women of color, and those with low incomes, face multiple barriers to addressing problematic alcohol use. Previous research has shown that SMW experience higher rates of problem drinking and its negative consequences than heterosexual women. This partly reflects the impact of discrimination and its associated stress. Yet SMW appear relatively unlikely to seek help, and when they do, are less satisfied with it, for reasons including a lack of identity-affirming care and provider bias. Better understanding of SMW’s recognition of alcohol problems, motivation to reduce drinking, and treatment experiences — important influences on outcomes — as well as how their alcohol experiences vary by demographic characteristics can potentially help identify women at risk and in
The question of how gender shapes academic performance has been a subject of study for several decades, revealing “the rise of women” in education and defining a “new gender gap” in education that primarily refers to boys’ academic underperformance. But in documenting these patterns, scholars have largely ignored one critical axis of inequality: Sexuality.
LGBT+ physicists often face harassment and other behaviors that make them leave the profession, according to a new study, which comes as physics as a discipline has attempted to grapple with equity and inclusion issues. The authors found that the two biggest factors that influence a person’s decision to leave physics are the overall climate of the organization they belong to and more specifically observing exclusionary behavior.
Sarah Florini, an associate professor of film and media studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University, and Elizabeth Grumbach, director of digital humanities and research at the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics talk about how TikTok treats marginalized communities.
“In the future world, we will have a lot of women leaders… Because in the future, people will not only focus on muscle, power, but they will focus more on wisdom. They focus on caring and responsibility." - Jack Ma
CEO activism can be a net positive for firms, but only when a majority of employees are in agreement with the CEO, according to research from lead author Adam Wowak and John Busenbark, management professors in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, along with Donald Hambrick from Penn State University.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is an organization of more than 50,000 members and certified professionals devoted to inclusive and safe physical activity, sport participation and competition for all. We acknowledge that there are conversations happening among various organizations related to the inclusion of athletes who are transgender in physical activity and sport.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has announced that plastic and reconstructive surgeon Fan Liang, M.D., will become the next medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health (CTH), one of the premier institutions of its kind in the nation.
In it’s first year, the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Research & Health (C-LARAH) has had impact across a spectrum of applied research and organizational work, focused on increasing equity for an underserved community.
About a fifth of young sexual minority males and transgender females are estimated to be engaging in transactional, or survival sex, according to results of a new survey study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.
Both academic studies and popular representations of LGBTQ history have typically focused on battles for public space and visibility. As gay liberation activists put it in the 1970s: “Out of the closets, into the street.”
Transgender men face significant health and social disparities, including barriers to health care, research, and essential HIV-related conversations with their health care providers. That is why Paige Wermuth, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health, and graduate student Lou Weaver of The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health are launching a pilot project to examine and develop communication materials for trans men and their health care providers regarding HIV prevention.
Among HIV-positive black and Latino men who have sex with men, the use of methamphetamine combined with intimate partner violence may increase the risk for developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and other disorders.
Jeremy F. Nance, professor from the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, was chosen by ASCB to deliver the LGBTQ+ Keynote at Cell Bio Virtual 2021. The speaker is chosen by ASCB’s LGBTQ+ Committee and the talk includes an overview of the speaker’s research as well as a question and answer session with participants.
Transgender women may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to cisgender women, but not to cisgender men, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.