Sexuality-based workplace discrimination impacts health

Alanna At the American Public Health Association’s annual conference, Jose Bauermeister, Director of SexLab, presented “Sexuality-based discrimination and sexual minority young men’s health in the Detroit Metro Area.” This presentation used data from the United for HIV Integration and Policy (UHIP) Study, and looked at varying levels of sexuality related discrimination experienced by participants.  The... Continue Reading →

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YMSM’s ability to access PrEP? It’s an issue

Alanna Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) don’t know how to access and afford the cost of PrEP. These findings, discussed in, “Concerns regarding PrEP Accessibility and Affordability Among YMSM in the U.S.”, were presented at the American Public Health Association’s annual conference in 2013 by Jose Bauermeister, Director of SexLab. The presentation... Continue Reading →

Social Support Utilization Among Michigan LGB Women

Jorge Social support and social networks are particularly important for lesbian/gay and bisexual (LGB) women in light of the disproportionate rates of depression and anxiety affecting these populations.  The disparate prevalence of these psychological outcomes, including internalized homophobia, has been linked to sexual minority stress models. These models have emerged as a means of exploring... Continue Reading →

Hegemonic Masculinity & Well-being of Sexual Minority Men

Laura At this year’s American Public Health Association conference, I presented our findings on Hegemonic Masculinity and the Psychological Well-being of Young Sexual Minority Men. We know that primary caregivers play a foundational role in shaping a child’s gender identity. Caregivers rarely sit idly by if or when their children, especially sons, exhibit gender non-conforming... Continue Reading →

Barriers to Care For Trans* Men Who Have Sex With Men

Tori At the American Public Health Association’s annual conference, I presented data gathered through SexLab’s NGender study. In this study, fifteen trans men who have sex with men were interviewed regarding aspects of their community, health access, and personal histories. For this presentation, I focused on self-identified barriers and solutions to accessing health care. Many... Continue Reading →

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