By Institute of Medicine, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities Committee on Lesbian
At a time whilst lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often talked about lower than the umbrella acronym LGBT--are changing into extra noticeable in society and extra socially said, clinicians and researchers are confronted with incomplete information regarding their overall healthiness prestige. whereas LGBT populations frequently are mixed as a unmarried entity for study and advocacy reasons, each one is a unique inhabitants crew with its personal particular overall healthiness wishes. moreover, the reviews of LGBT everyone is now not uniform and are formed via components of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic prestige, geographical position, and age, any of that can impact health-related issues and wishes. The future health of Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgender humans assesses the kingdom of technology at the wellbeing and fitness prestige of LGBT populations, identifies learn gaps and possibilities, and descriptions a learn time table for the nationwide Institute of well-being. The record examines the overall healthiness prestige of those populations in 3 existence phases: youth and early life, early/middle maturity, and later maturity. At every one existence level, the committee studied psychological wellbeing and fitness, actual future health, hazards and protecting elements, healthiness providers, and contextual impacts. To increase realizing of the future health wishes of all LGBT participants, the file reveals that researchers desire extra info concerning the demographics of those populations, stronger tools for gathering and interpreting information, and an elevated participation of sexual and gender minorities in examine. The overall healthiness of Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgender humans is a important source for policymakers, federal corporations together with the nationwide Institute of future health (NIH), LGBT advocacy teams, clinicians, and repair services.
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The chapter then presents a discussion of the case of HIV/AIDS as it relates to several important themes of this report. The final section summarizes key findings and research opportunities. DEFINING GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION To discuss the context surrounding the health of LGBT populations, the committee has adopted working definitions for a number of key terms. Sex is understood here as a biological construct, referring to the genetic, hormonal, anatomical, and physiological characteristics on whose basis one is labeled at birth as either male or female.
A person whose gender identity differs from a female sex assignment at birth is often referred to as a female-to-male Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. S. 27 transgender man. , 2007). Transgender people may be sexually oriented toward men, women, other transgender people, or any combination of these groups. There is no consensus in the research literature as to whether, when describing a transgender person’s sexual orientation, sexual orientation labels should be based on the person’s sex at birth or gender identity.
All rights reserved. , 1996). A study examining gender identity affirmation among 571 maleto-female transgender persons focused on gender disclosure in six relationships—with parents, siblings, friends, fellow students, work colleagues, and sexual partners. , 2009). HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Contemporary health disparities based on sexual orientation and gender identity are rooted in and reflect the historical stigmatization of LGBT people. Most LGBT people encounter stigma from an early age, and this experience shapes how they perceive and interact with all aspects of society, including health-related institutions.
The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding by Institute of Medicine, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities Committee on Lesbian