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AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart Health

Posted 3 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating in the ...

Want to Know Gender Identity? Ask Away, Patients Say

Posted 15 days ago by

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Most people seem comfortable with their health care providers asking about their sexual orientation and gender identity, a new study finds. The finding comes on the heels of earlier research that indicated many health care providers believed that such questions would offend patients. The new study involved nearly 500 patients being seen for the first time at three Mayo ...

Transgender Surgeries on the Rise

Posted 28 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 – The number of transgender people in the United States who've had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds. There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Their gender identity differs from their biological sex, prompting some to seek hormone treatments, facial ...

One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens' Suicide Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. "These findings are a wakeup call," said lead investigator Francis Annor of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "We need to learn more about why teens who engage in sexual activity ...

White House to Shield Health Workers Who Refuse Services on Moral Grounds

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 – Health workers who refuse to perform abortions or sex-change operations on religious or moral grounds will now get more protection from the Trump administration. Any medical professional who feels his or her rights have been violated can file a complaint with the new conscience and religious freedom division of the office for civil rights at the U.S. Department of ...

Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 – Same-sex couples are unlikely to influence the gender identity of their adoptive children one way or another, a new study finds. Starting with preschool, researchers tracked the gender identity development of kids from 106 lesbian, gay or heterosexual families. "Parental sexual orientation and family type did not affect children's gender conformity or nonconformity in any ...

Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 – More than half of U.S. adults surveyed would be supportive if they had a teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender, a new online survey finds. Women, college graduates and Northeast residents were slightly more likely than others to support kids who made this choice, according to the Harris Poll survey. It was commissioned by the American Osteopathic ...

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

Posted 22 May 2017 by

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 – Until Gearah Goldstein fully transitioned her gender, being female housed in a male body felt like a hunger she couldn't satisfy. A vital part of Goldstein's transition involved multiple gender confirmation surgeries several years ago that aligned her appearance with the person she's always felt like inside. Goldstein's experience highlights a growing trend among ...

Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

Posted 12 May 2017 by

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 – Young men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught in a trap, unable to perform sexually with other people when the opportunity presents itself, a new study reports. Porn-addicted men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and are less likely to be satisfied with sexual intercourse, according to survey findings ...

Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation

Posted 24 Apr 2017 by

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 – Far more patients than expected are willing to reveal their sexual orientation when they visit the emergency room, a new study finds. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Academy of Medicine recommend routine collection of sexual orientation information in health care settings. In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordered ...

Few Military Doctors Well-Trained in Transgender Care: Study

Posted 13 Mar 2017 by

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 – Transgender people serving in the U.S. military may be hard-pressed to find a doctor who's knowledgeable about their needs, a new study suggests. Surveying 180 military doctors and other care providers, researchers found few were adequately trained to prescribe cross-hormone therapy for "gender dysphoria" – strong feelings of identification with the opposite gender. Dr. ...

As Trump Rolls Back Transgender Bathroom Rights . . .

Posted 23 Feb 2017 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 – The controversy over so-called transgender bathroom bills continues to escalate following President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to overturn an Obama administration directive that allowed students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Conservatives who saw the Obama directive as a glaring example of federal government overreach were delighted ...

About 1.3 Million U.S. Adults Identify as Transgender: Study

Posted 20 Dec 2016 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 – One of the first comprehensive surveys on the subject estimates that about 1.3 million American adults currently identify as transgender. The new data is based on answers to a 2014 U.S. government survey of more than 151,000 adults conducted across 19 states. Transgender people identify with or express a gender identity that differs from the gender they were born with. ...

Most Women Unfazed by Sharing Bathrooms With Transgenders

Posted 19 Dec 2016 by

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 – Most women aren't concerned about sharing public bathrooms with transgender women. But many men are concerned about the safety and privacy of the women in their lives, a new online opinion survey says. A transgender woman is someone who identifies as female, but was registered at birth as male. Researchers analyzed 1,035 comments posted by readers of 190 online news ...

Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

Posted 27 Oct 2016 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 – A long-term study of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents has found that the kids are well-adjusted through middle childhood, researchers say. Nearly 100 two-parent families were included in the study, half had gay or lesbian parents. All had adopted children. The kids were assessed at two points: at preschool age, then five years later. The researchers found no ...

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