Adults who had been sexually abused as children had higher rates of infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted infections STIs. Several previous studies found higher rates of childhood sexual abuse among lesbians, gays, and bisexuals than among heterosexual women and men. But many of these studies were too small to analyze differences between bisexuals and lesbians or gays, and most previous studies focused only on women or only on men.
The marginalization and discrimination that sexually diverse people experience in most countries around the world are in many ways mirrored in the AIDS response. Irrespective of the level of exposure to HIV, LGBT people across the world face stigma and discrimination that deny them universal access. This means that we have little systematic data with which to assess the burden they carry in terms of HIV prevalence or what level of access they have to treatment and other essential services.
In Crisis? Although lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer identified LGBTQ people are as diverse as the general Canadian population in their experiences of mental health and well-being, they face higher risks for some mental health issues due to the effects of discrimination and the social determinants of health. Socio-economic factors or determinants play a key role in mental health and wellbeing for all of us, and are particularly important for marginalized populations.
Current discussions on the unique health issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT populations have prompted the healthcare professions to reexamine their mission and values. Older adults are a vulnerable population. Besides health problems, many face ageism and sexual-orientation biases.
Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Britain held immense sway over Canadian policy throughout the many years in which homosexuality was criminalized. Inthat law was moderated slightly, when the sentence became imprisonment for a period of 10 years to life.
The study was conducted in collaboration with community-based organizations in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Most participating women identified as lesbian and black. Almost half of the women
With this series, the goal is also to challenge the binary and heteronormative narratives around sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to encourage colleagues, partners and others to make SRHR discussions all-inclusive. Here, you can read our previous articles:. The right to sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental part of human rights and essential to living a dignified life. However, persistent myths and stereotypes might have adverse consequences when it comes to the sexual and reproductive health of lesbian and bisexual women.
The vulnerability of lesbians and other. WSW to HIV infection is a complicated public health issue that is perplexing to some and ignored by many, not only on the African continent, but globally. Our research indicates that some WSW engage in high-risk behaviour that places them at an increased risk for HIV transmission.
The same is true for the different segments of the LGBT population. HIV not only afflicts gay men; it affects the lives and health of lesbian, transgender, and bisexual individuals with equal pain, though in varying numbers. In many respects, this virus has become inextricably linked with LGBT history and community, uniting its members in a common cause.