Health

LGBT-friendly primary care improves STD screening rates

(HealthDay)—A quality improvement initiative that enhances lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) affirming care also improves screening rates for sexually transmitted diseases, according to a study published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Transgender teens have high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts

Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

LGBT health improves when friends are just like them

Individuals in the LGBT community face stressors that have dire consequences on their health. Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve ...

Oncology & Cancer

Gay and bisexual men have higher rate of skin cancer

In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in skin cancer prevalence among sexual minorities. Rates of ...

Genetics

'Gay gene' testing apps are misleading and dangerous

The launch of a genetic app titled "How gay are you?" prompted a well-deserved outcry from scientists and the public last month, with media coverage branding it "disgusting" and "the latest bad idea".

Health

Study highlights fluid sexual orientation in many teens

At least one in five teenagers reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence, according to new research from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University ...

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