Tag: "lesbian" at medical news
Gerontological Society of America awards new Hartford Doctoral Fellowships
...ng, and sexual orientation from the perspective of lesbian
older adults This fellowship program is a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative, which seeks to expand the training of social workers in order to improve the health and well being of older persons and their families. It was...
Healthcare providers react more positively to men than women who reveal they're gay
...n were uncomfortable when they disclosed they were lesbian
or bisexual. They were also twice as likely as men to report that their care was negatively affected by their disclosure. Researchers from Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand, surveyed 2,269 lesbian, gay and bisexual people to discover ho...
New handbook addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues
... care and other public services. For example, many lesbian
and bisexual women may not undergo routine reproductive examinations. Therefore, they tend to be diagnosed with reproductive cancers at a significantly later stage then their heterosexual counterparts. "Unfortunately, many health care providers don't...
Civil partnerships likely to boost health of gay and lesbian people
...ld boost the mental and physical health of gay and lesbian
people, suggests an analysis in the Journal of Epi...and minimise the social exclusion to which gay and lesbian
people are often subjected. Previous research shows that "married" same sex couples had greater open...
Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies
...l marriage programs neglect and stigmatize gay and lesbian
youth. These programs also neglect real health needs for contraception and STI testing among sexually experienced youth, putting these youth at increased risk for unintended pregnancy and STIs, including HIV....
Research into the role of friendship among gay and lesbians
...at San Francisco State University says the gay and lesbian
community has had to think more about the role of friendship in care giving and developed systems and support networks for friends who assume the role of care giver. "They have come up with creative solutions and there is a lot to be learned from the...
Gender and sexual orientation influence preference for human body odors
...osexual females, (iii) heterosexual females versus lesbian
females, and (iv) gay males versus lesbian
females. Homosexual men and lesbian
women had patterns of body odor preferences that were differe...
Secret loves, hidden lives?
... of people with learning difficulties who are gay, lesbian
and bisexual is being jeopardised by the failure o... support: People wanted support to meet other gay, lesbian
and bisexual people, go to pubs and clubs and groups and find boyfriends and girlfriends. However, t...