Sexual minority men who smoke report worse mental health

The relationship between smoking, substance use, and mental health among sexual and gender minority populations suggest a need for holistic treatment.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
today ~4 min

Tags: drugs addiction alcohol anxiety health-and-medicine lgbtq cigarettes

Testosterone dip may benefit expectant lesbian couples

Most research on testosterone has focused on heterosexual couples. New research looks at the hormone's role in pregnancy in lesbian couples.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy parents hormones testosterone health-and-medicine lgbtq

Bias leads to young gay men missing key health care

Gay men may miss screening and basic health care due to discrimination or a lack of knowledge on the part of providers, a new study shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination physicians health-and-medicine lgbtq

Ride-share drivers still show bias against customers

Racial and LGBT bias persists among ride-share drivers, primarily after they see a rider's photo. Is it time for policymakers to intervene?

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bias discrimination transportation society-and-culture lgbtq race-and-ethnicity sharing-economy

5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 history hiv money health-and-medicine lgbtq race-and-ethnicity pandemics

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers young-adults abortion telemedicine sex featured health-and-medicine lgbtq birth-control

The word ‘bigot’ is back. Here’s why it’s so powerful

A law professor and author of a new book on bigotry discusses key cases now in front of the US Supreme Court that could redefine who bigots really are.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history gender bias discrimination racism featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq

So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 hiv blood plasma sex health-and-medicine lgbtq

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