Findings may contribute to improved education and preventive efforts to help control the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
The media play a key role in informing society and at the same time an important role in shaping perceptions and judgements about social issues, particularly concerning issues on which there is insufficient knowledge and/or a lack of experience. For example, one issue that is beginning to arouse public debate about which most audiences do not have any direct experience is the matter of surrogacy on the part of homosexual couples.
LGBT+ teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England -- a piece of legislation introduced in 1988 banning the 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools -- according to new research published in the journal Sex Education.
Science is known for being objective and apolitical, but is it? Historically speaking, the voices of underrepresented groups have been missing from science, resulting in an often incomplete perspective of the world. Without these voices, we are left with skewed ideas about how race, ethnicity, class, sex, gender, and sexuality affect people's lives. A new collection of essays in American Anthropologist unpacks how increasingly diverse scientists speak back to these problems, by offering new and more complete understandings of diversity.
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, a professor in the UBC Okanagan's School of Social Work, worked with Boston Children's Hospital postdoctoral fellow Adeline Wyman Battalen and David Brodzinsky, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, to test the validity of the commonly-used Transracial Adoptive Parenting Scale (TAPS).
Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found. A common perception is that major urban centers have just one, singular gay neighborhood -- or 'gayborhood' -- where all gay people live, but the UBC research shows that LGBTQ people are increasingly living in 'cultural archipelagos' beyond the gayborhood.
New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial/ethnic groups. The findings are published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.
Human Development and Family Studies researchers at the University of Illinois intially wanted to understand how variation in state-level legislation and local community climate regarding same-sex marriage impacts the well-being and life satisfaction of same-sex couples across the US. When the US Supreme Court announced they would be ruling on same-sex marriage in 2015, the researchers expanded their project so they could evaluate the impact of the Obergefell vs. Hodges decision.
A team led by José Bauermeister, Ph.D., M.P.H., Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) designed the My Desires & Expectations (myDEx) tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence YGBMSM sexual decision-making when seeking partners online. myDEx was pilot tested in a randomized trial over 90 days with 180 YGBMSM participants.
Lesbian and bisexual women are at increased risk of being overweight or obese compared to heterosexual women. Gay men however are less likely to be overweight than their straight counterparts, and more at risk of being underweight. Researchers pooled data from 12 UK national health surveys involving 93,429 participants and studied the relationship between sexual orientation and BMI for the first time.