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LGBT Wellness Roundup: May 16

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here.

  • 1 Trio of Recent Developments on Gay and Bi Men’s Health
    CDC attributes <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/syphilis-cases-gay-bisexual-men-_n_5290483" target="_blank">the recent
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    CDC attributes the recent rise in syphilis primarily to gay and bisexual men; they have also released official guidelines for the use of PrEP to prevent the spread of HIV even though some worry it could drive down condom use. Additionally, an editorial was just published which pushes for more gay and bisexual men to receive the HPV vaccine to prevent HPV associated cancers.
  • 2 New Information on Barriers to Cancer Care
    This new article outlines <a href="http://journals.lww.com/oncology-times/Fulltext/2014/05250/Overcoming_Barriers_to_Cancer_C
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    This new article outlines barriers to care for LGBT people with cancer, including the need for better cultural competency and policy changes, that were presented by expert speakers at the Cancer in LGBT Communities Conference in January, co-organized by the Network for LGBT Health Equity, the National LGBT Cancer Network, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Callen-Lorde.
  • 3 Do You Need Psychological Yoga to Be Out at Work?
    Right after HRC released a <a href="http://www.therainbowtimesmass.com/2014/05/07/hrc-study-shows-majority-lgbt-workers-close
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    Right after HRC released a study showing most people are closeted in the workplace, we see this interesting analysis showing that psychological flexibility may be key to being healthy and out at work. Nicely, some employers are listening, Trades Union Congress in England just published a new guide to bolstering the mental health of LGBT employees in the workplace.
  • 4 New Study on Sexual Health of Trans Men
    A <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24206043" target="_blank">study</a> of trans men who presented at <a href="htt
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    A study of trans men who presented at Fenway Health for sexual transmitted disease screening found high number of mental health issues (61%) and regular alcohol use (65%). Authors conclude trans men have a health vulnerabilities which may lead to sexual risk behaviors.
  • 5 NYC Transgender Advocates Demand Healthcare Through Medicaid, Usher in a Sobering 2014 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
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    Trans Advocates in New York City took the stage in the HxRefractored Conference this week to protest lack of access to trans care through Medicaid. The NYC protests are just one of several recent health stories demonstrating the need for the May 17th International Day Against Homophobia. Read other recent news about health barriers for incarcerated trans people here and here.
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