New research indicates that transgender and non-binary individuals are significantly more likely to have autism or display autistic traits than the wider population -- a finding that has important implications for gender confirmation treatments.
Gay men in China ages 25-29 are eight times more likely to feel criticized and rejected compared with men in that country ages 20 or younger, new research shows. The study is part of a recent effort among international public health researchers to develop a better understanding of the mental health of the LGBTQ community.
Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The research examined how an LGBT group used a virtual world for their own cause, which was different to its intended design.
Two new studies developed algorithms that can identify patients who are at risk of acquiring HIV and may benefit from preventive care. Both studies appear in the July 5, 2019 issue of The Lancet HIV.
Female bedbugs who are 'full bellied' and therefore more attractive mates for males, are able to boost their immune systems in anticipation of catching sexually transmitted infections, research has found.
A new guide to caring for transgender patients aims to help clinicians understand the specific medical issues that are relevant to this population. This is vital because transgender patients face barriers to accessing appropriate and culturally competent care, which can lead to serious health disparities, such as increased rates of certain types of cancer, substance abuse, mental health conditions, infections, and chronic diseases. The guide is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
For Asian-Americans who are gay or lesbian, their sexual orientation may make them seem more 'American' than those who are presumed straight. A new University of Washington study, the latest in research to examine stereotypes, identity and ideas about who is 'American,' focuses on how sexual orientation and race come together to influence others' perceptions.
A new systemic review of the literature has shown a clear gap in the understanding of cancer in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex (LGBTI) adolescents and young adults (AYA).
A University of Oklahoma study explores the so-called 'rainbow wave' of LGBTQ voters that emerged during the Trump presidency. Specifically, the study examines sexual, gender and queer identity gaps in liberalism among a nationally representative sample of US adults collected by Survey Sampling International after the November 2018 polls. The OU study works toward a deeper understanding of the political motivations of LGBTQ people.
Parent-child discussions about sexual health are complicated, particularly with a male teen who identifies as gay, bisexual, or queer. Research from Dalmacio Dennis Flores of the University of Pennsylvania found that even when such conversations avoid heteronormative stereotypes, outside factors like mass media and religion -- those beyond the parents' control -- can reinforce them.