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Evaluating skin cancer history by sexual orientation, gender identity

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What The Studies Did: These two related studies and editorial examined the association of sexual orientation and gender identity with a history of self-reported skin cancer.

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Authors: Arash Mostaghimi, M.D., M.P.A., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author of both studies.

(doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.4196 and 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.4197)

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Association Between Sexual Orientation and Lifetime Prevalence of Skin Cancer in the United States

Gender Identity and Lifetime Prevalence of Skin Cancer in the United States

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