LGBTQ+

LGBTQIA+: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Women and Cervical Screening

In many medical situations, gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer women are disregarded or overlooked for very important cervical screenings that should be happening on a regular basis. If you are a person who has sex or intimate time with other women and older than twenty-one, you should be being screened for cervical cancer yearly! Anyone …

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LGBTQIA+: Disclosing Youth’s Transgender status to Medical Providers Study Information

Many LGBTQIA+ individuals choose to not disclose their gender identity to their medical providers for a multitude of reasons. Some fear that their medical care provider will not treat them the same or refuse to treat their medical conditions at all because of who they are and what they believe. Some states continue to push …

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PRIDE! The Beginnings & History of Stonewall

In today’s day and age, many people celebrate PRIDE month, which technically begins June 1st each year, throughout the entire summer. The most recognized symbol of PRIDE month is now the rainbow flag, although there have been many symbols over time. Much like what is happening in our world today, PRIDE month commemorates another time …

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Living with Cancer as an LGBTQ+ Human 

Summary: Receiving a cancer diagnosis has an impactful effect on everyone that it touches, including the patient, caregiver, family and even members of the community. Sexual orientation and gender identity are two of the factors that influence a person’s likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer, and how they respond to that diagnosis. When doctors are open …

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The LGBTQ Cancer Burden & Facts 

Summary: Many doctors believe that the LGBTQ group of people are carrying a disproportionate cancer burden and risk because their lifestyle creates a very specific cluster of very high-risk factors for many types of cancer. These risk factors create a greater cancer incidence and a later stage diagnosis, which makes treatment very complex and difficult. It …

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