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Pride Week 5: Showing You Care

Posted by on June 29th, 2022 0 comments Tags: ,

The resources shared via these posts for Pride Month touch upon only a small portion of the health information needs and concerns of LGBTQIA+ people and the providers who care for them. A lack of research exists in these populations in part because LGBTQIA+ persons might not be out to their health care providers for… Read More »

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Pride Week 4: Searching for Quality Resources for Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Posted by on June 22nd, 2022 0 comments Tags: ,

As mentioned earlier in this series of articles for LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) is Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM). This term is nested under Health Disparity, Minority and Vulnerable Populations, and below SGM are Intersex Persons and Transgender Persons. The scope note for SGM reads: Individuals including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,… Read More »

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Pride Week 3: Resources Throughout the Life Cycle

Posted by on June 15th, 2022 0 comments

People who identify as LGBTQIA+ may experience health disparities due social stigma and care givers unfamiliar with their needs. Health care needs change throughout the life cycle of all people no matter where on the gender or sexuality spectrum they fall. Here are some free resources specifically for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM).   Children… Read More »

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Pride Month Week 2: Providing Quality Care in a Welcoming Environment

Posted by on June 8th, 2022 0 comments

For LGBTQIA+ persons, lack of knowledgeable healthcare providers, discrimination by health insurers, lack of Federal anti-discrimination laws based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SO/GI), and fear of mistreatment are just some of the barriers to culturally appropriate health care. According to HealthyPeople.gov, eliminating health disparities can lead to: Reductions in disease transmission and progression… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General



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Welcome to Pride Month!

Posted by on June 1st, 2022 0 comments

Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. To learn more about Pride Month, read the Library of Congress article on this topic. People who are lesbian, gay,… Read More »

Posted in: Advocacy, General

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