However, the research that has been done has found striking disparities between bisexuals and heterosexuals, and even between bisexuals and homosexuals. J Am College Health. Research, Action and Equity in the Global South. Bisexual women are more likely to be nulliparousoverweight and obese, have higher smoking rates and alcohol drinking than heterosexual women, all risk factors for breast cancer. The case studies therefore highlight two important issues:.
There has been growing recognition of the need for research focused on the LGBT community, and the ACA instituted new federal data collection requirements on disparities, which include sexual orientation and gender identity described below.
HEI 2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders
In addition to the higher rates of illness and health challenges, some LGBT individuals are more likely to experience challenges obtaining care. Department of Labor, Technical Release No. Adolescence and young adulthood are often times when individuals begin to identify as LGBT and in fact high school students identify as LGB at higher rates than do adults in any age group. While the South African Constitution offers some of the best protection to sexual and gender minority individuals, there is a gap between constitutional protection and the reality of health care provision. Non-medical grade silicone may contain contaminants, and may be injected using a shared needle. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
While a detailed discussion of the implications of these tensions is beyond the scope of this article, the geographical, historical, social, and political specificity of sexual and gender minority rights claims needs to be acknowledged and considered. HIV is also more common in trans people of color. Federal Register 78 The religious exemptions discussed in this report jeopardize the enjoyment of several fundamental human rights. Transgender Health and Human Rights. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services- Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment Protections 23 Instates were given the option to extend protections to include married same-sex spouses and domestic partners. The ACA expands access to health insurance coverage for millions, including LGBT individuals, and contains specific protections related to sexual orientation and gender identity, although recent actions taken by the Trump Administration have sought to scale back some of these gains.