Working with a lobbying organization in the rural southwest, WVU Assistant Professor of Social Work Megan Gandy-Guedes and KU Assistant Professor of Social Welfare Megan Paceley sought to understand the social, economic and environmental issues important to LGBTQ young adults living in the rural US and their motivations for engaging in activism and social justice efforts.
Since gender incongruence is now categorized as a sexual health condition, an ahead-of-print article published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) contends that all subspecialties must be prepared to identify radiologic correlates and distinguish key postoperative variations in the three major categories of gender affirmation surgery: genital reconstruction, body contouring, and maxillofacial contouring.
There is a dearth of scientifically investigated, evidence-based interventions to address substance use, mental health problems and violence victimization in sexual and gender minority youth, according to a research review. After poring over thousands of research publications spanning nearly two decades, the scientists identified only nine studies that evaluated such interventions and most of these used suboptimal study designs, thereby limiting the validity of the findings. None of the programs would be sufficient to mitigate the substantial population-level inequities faced by LGBTQ youth.
Transgender men who become pregnant are at increased risk for depression and difficulty getting medical care due to a lack of knowledge among health care providers, a Rutgers study reports. The study, published in the journal Maturitas, examined health care research on transgender men who become pregnant at or after age 35 to determine their medical and mental health needs.
Women and men perform equally when required to switch attention between tasks or perform two tasks simultaneously, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Patricia Hirsch of Aachen University in Germany and colleagues. The finding adds to a growing literature that contradicts the widely held belief that women multitask better than men.
Historically, conversion therapies have used electroshock therapy, chemical drugs, hormone administrations and even surgery. While these extreme practices are becoming rarer, many other harmful actions are still taking place, negatively impacting both children and adolescents as well as adults in the US, according to a perspective in this week's New England Journal of Medicine.
One young transgender woman was able to produce viable sperm after a few months of discontinuing her puberty-halting medication, whereas a second case wasn't able to produce sperm during the time she could tolerate being off her medication.
Anyone can express their commitment to the environment through individual efforts, but some pro-environmental or 'green' behaviors may be seen as either feminine or masculine, which Penn State researchers say may have social consequences.
Research shows that more support is needed for foster carers looking after LGBTQ young people. Findings from the first ever study of LGBTQ young people in care in England found good examples of foster carers being available and sensitive, and offering acceptance and membership of their family. But there was also evidence of foster carers struggling to meeting the needs of LGBTQ young people due to a lack of knowledge, skills and support, ambivalence, discomfort, homophobia or transphobia.
A call for a change in the law to class men, forced to have sex with women, as rape victims has been made in a new study by Lancaster University researchers published today. Men have added their voices to a ground-breaking study - the first of its kind to interview men in the UK - which examines their experience of non-consensual sex with women (known as 'forced to penetrate' cases or FTP).