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HPV Vaccine

HPV Vaccine & Benefits for The LGBTI Community

HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, has been known as a silent killer. Fortunately, there is now a vaccination for some of the most common strains of HPV. Still, many remain unaware that they have the virus until symptoms become severe. Most strains of the virus do not cause any visible symptoms in those who are infected, and the strains that do …

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Health & Healthcare

Gay Men’s Health & Healthcare Providers

Have you ever had a healthcare provider who didn’t understand you? Maybe you just didn’t feel comfortable with him, or maybe she was outright rude. Either way, having an open relationship with your physician is extremely important. Aside from the fact that you don’t want to work with someone looking down their nose at you, being able to raise concerns …

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Cervical Cancer Risk for Lesbians

The risk factors for developing cervical cancer are the same for all women regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation (LGBT Health Education .org). That said, bisexual women and lesbians are ten times less likely to get tested for cervical cancer. Regular screenings, however, have been shown to be the best way to catch it early when treatment options and outcomes are the best. …

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Understanding Anal Cancer Screenings

It is a rare disease, but anal cancer does exist and deserves our attention. The cases of anal cancer are a lot more prevalent in gay and bisexual men or, “men who have sex with men” (MSM).  Unfortunately, most MSM’s have not been tested or know that any screenings are out there, and do not know much, if anything about anal …

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