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Many ED Clinicians Lack Basic Clinical Knowledge About Care of Transgender Patients

Many ED Clinicians Lack Basic Clinical Knowledge About Care of Transgender Patients

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Many emergency physicians report carding for transgender and gender-nonconforming patients, but many lack basic knowledge about caring for this population.

Ensuring Quality Health Care Among Older LGBT Adults

Ensuring Quality Health Care Among Older LGBT Adults

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Clinicians should welcome LGBT older adults and address their health concerns to provide high-quality care.

PrEP Adherence Decreases Over Time in Adolescent MSM

PrEP Adherence Decreases Over Time in Adolescent MSM

Adherence decreased in a 48-week HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in adolescent men who have sex with men.

 AMA: Repeal VA Policy Not Covering Sex-Reassignment Surgery for Gender Dysphoria

AMA: Repeal VA Policy Not Covering Sex-Reassignment Surgery for Gender Dysphoria

Healthcare organizations are supporting veterans seeking a rule change that would amend or repeal the Veterans Affairs' policy of not covering sex-reassignment surgery for veterans with gender dysphoria.

Altered CVD Risk in Transgender Adults Undergoing Hormone Therapy

Altered CVD Risk in Transgender Adults Undergoing Hormone Therapy

Cardiovascular disease risk factors may be altered among transgender adults receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT).

Young Men Who Have Sex With Men Not Seeking Enough HIV Testing

Young Men Who Have Sex With Men Not Seeking Enough HIV Testing

Only 28% of young MSM have HIV testing, although they account for 83% of new diagnoses.

Gender Minority Individuals Have Higher Probability of Lower Overall Health

Gender Minority Individuals Have Higher Probability of Lower Overall Health

Public health professionals need to pay attention to this vulnerable population, researchers say.

Q&A: A Transgender Woman's Perspective on HIV Research

Q&A: A Transgender Woman's Perspective on HIV Research

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Brooke Sullivan, a transgender woman and HIV activist, about ways to improve transgender individuals' involvement in HIV research.

Q&A: Effects of PrEP in the Transgender Community

Q&A: Effects of PrEP in the Transgender Community

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Dr Sheldon Morris, from the University of California San Diego AntiViral Research Center about an upcoming PrEP study in transgender people.

Gender Reassignment Surgeries on the Rise Since 2015

Gender Reassignment Surgeries on the Rise Since 2015

The rise is attributed to more widespread insurance coverage and growing acceptance of transgender people.

It's Time to Address Body Image Issues in Gay Men

It's Time to Address Body Image Issues in Gay Men

Nearly 15% of all gay men report dealing with anorexia or bulimia during their lifetime.

Many Elderly LGBTQ Individuals Experience Barriers to Care

Many Elderly LGBTQ Individuals Experience Barriers to Care

Elderly LGBTQ individuals are more likely to be depressed and have poor general health than non-LGBTQ seniors.

Most Patients Willing to Provide Sexual Orientation Information to Physicians

Most Patients Willing to Provide Sexual Orientation Information to Physicians

However, ER providers expected most patients to refuse to provide this information.

Hormone Therapy Use Considered Safe Among Transgender Adolescents

Hormone Therapy Use Considered Safe Among Transgender Adolescents

Although there were increased hemoglobin, hematocrit, BMI and lower HDL levels seen with testosterone use.

Syphilis Rates Soaring Among MSM in America

Syphilis Rates Soaring Among MSM in America

The highest rates were seen in the South and West.

Tobacco Use More Prevalent Among Sexual Minority Youths

Tobacco Use More Prevalent Among Sexual Minority Youths

Among girls, lesbian and bisexual girls were more likely to report current use of any tobacco product.

Providing Healthcare for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Providing Healthcare for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Health-care providers often overlook the unique health needs of lesbian and bisexual women.

How Same-Sex Marriage is a Mental Health Issue

How Same-Sex Marriage is a Mental Health Issue

Same-sex marriage has positive mental health benefits for gays and lesbians.

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

"We know enough to act - high rates of depression and HIV are all linked to the context in which transgender people are forced to live."

Physicians Need More Education on Transgender Health

Physicians Need More Education on Transgender Health

Overall, 80.6% of clinicians report never having received training on transgender patient care.

What PCPs Should Know About Healthcare Issues of the LGBT Community

What PCPs Should Know About Healthcare Issues of the LGBT Community

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the LGBT community may improve their quality of care.

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, PhD is making a national impact on the way health care is delivered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

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