Navigation Links
Legalized Same-Sex Marriage May Boost Gay Men's Health
Date:12/15/2011

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Gay men who live in states where same-sex marriage is legal are healthier, have less stress, make fewer doctor visits and have lower health-care costs, a new study finds.

It included more than 1,200 patients at a large Massachusetts health clinic that provides services for gay men and other sexual minorities.

During the 12 months after the 2003 legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, there was a significant decrease in medical care visits, mental health visits and mental health-care costs among gay and bisexual men, compared to the 12 months before the law changed.

This led to a 13 percent reduction in health-care visits and a 14 percent reduction in health-care costs. The health benefits were similar for single gay men and those with partners.

No reduction was seen in HIV-related health visits by HIV-positive men, which suggests that those in need of HIV/AIDS care continued to use needed health-care services, the researchers said.

The study was published online Dec. 15 in the American Journal of Public Health.

"These findings suggest that marriage equality may produce broad public health benefits by reducing the occurrence of stress-related health conditions in gay and bisexual men," lead author Mark Hatzenbuehler, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, said in a foundation news release.

Lesbians weren't included in the study because there were too few who visit the clinic.

Previous research has shown that not having the legal right to marry can have a stressful effect on gays, lesbians and bisexuals, according to the release.

"This research makes important contributions to a growing body of evidence on the social, economic and health benefits of marriage equality," Hatzenbuehler said.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rhetoric, framing efforts have little influence in same-sex marriage debate
2. APA presents latest research on same-sex marriage at annual convention in San Diego
3. Your abusive boss may not be good for your marriage, according to Baylor University study
4. Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors
5. Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery
6. Weight Gain Hits Women After Marriage, Men After Divorce: Study
7. Large weight gains most likely for men after divorce, women after marriage
8. Marriage Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival
9. Marriage improves odds of surviving colon cancer
10. When Wives Cant Sleep, Marriage May Suffer
11. Marriage problems predict sleep difficulties in young children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Legalized Same-Sex Marriage May Boost Gay Men's Health
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... Global leader and compression innovator, SIGVARIS North America, is proud ... style that’s quick on its feet, men will love this fun new way to ... because a simple change in socks can dramatically help improve overall leg health by ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... (NPWT) - pipeline review 2015” provides comprehensive information on the pipeline products ... report on negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with 22 market data tables ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... treatment and wrist pain treatment. Dr. Lev Kalika, founder of New York ... leading international authority on the conservative treatment of back, hip, knee and shoulder ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Hand sanitizers have become extremely popular with ... according to fresh water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, hand sanitizers can effectively ... for maximum effectiveness, hand sanitizers must be applied correctly and users must be aware ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... The report summarizes key statistics ... report is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals ... for the Gelatin Capsule industry including capacity, production, production value, cost and profit, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (System, Wound Care, Tissue Cooling NPWT) Pipeline Review 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (System, Wound Care, Tissue Cooling NPWT) Pipeline Review 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (System, Wound Care, Tissue Cooling NPWT) Pipeline Review 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Breakthrough Technologies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City 2Health News:Breakthrough Technologies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City 3Health News:Breakthrough Technologies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City 4Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 2Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 3Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 2Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 3Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 4
... 14th Annual National Ergonomics,Conference and Exposition (NECE) at ... be attended by ergonomics, safety and other key ... Bayer, CDC, ExxonMobil, Ford, GM, Intel, JetBlue, Kaiser,Permanente, ... Labor/OSHA, U.S.,Army and hundreds more., Registered attendees ...
... Board Of Directors, CHESHIRE, Conn., Nov. 11 ... David W. Keiser, the Company,s Chief Operating Officer since,1992 ... of 2008. Mr. Keiser,a co-founder of Alexion, played a ... the United States and Europe, and helped to,build a ...
... Nov. 11 Bionovo, Inc.,(Nasdaq: BNVI ), a ... and effective drugs in the areas of women,s health ... Bionovo, will be,presenting an overview of the Company at ... November 11, 2008 at 5:45 p.m. Eastern,Time. The event ...
... sepsis and less,severe infections occur - and what might be done ... health issues and medical research, ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 11 ... sure how and why it happens. It,s a,major source of health ... work time of millions of people. But no one fully,understands how ...
... In recent independent testing,by ConsumerLab.com that included ... standards for ingredient and product quality.,The ConsumerLab.com ... at, http://www.consumerlab.com/results/melatonin.asp ., Schiff Melatonin Plus, ... passed analyses for melatonin and lead contamination. ...
... HealthCore, WellPoint,s health,outcomes research subsidiary, today ... 3703], in collaboration with the National Lipid ... among American adults. The study,findings, presented during ... New Orleans, suggest that regardless of gains ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2008 National Ergonomics Conference and Expo to Focus on Ways to Increase Productivity and Reduce Spending in the Workplace 2Health News:2008 National Ergonomics Conference and Expo to Focus on Ways to Increase Productivity and Reduce Spending in the Workplace 3Health News:David W. Keiser to Retire as President of Alexion 2Health News:David W. Keiser to Retire as President of Alexion 3Health News:Bionovo to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Global Investment Conference 2Health News:Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections 2Health News:Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections 3Health News:Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections 4Health News:Schiff(R) Melatonin Plus Passes ConsumerLab.com Test for Ingredients and Product Quality 2Health News:Schiff(R) Melatonin Plus Passes ConsumerLab.com Test for Ingredients and Product Quality 3Health News:Triglyceride Levels Continue to Rise in the United States Despite Increased Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications 2Health News:Triglyceride Levels Continue to Rise in the United States Despite Increased Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications 3Health News:Triglyceride Levels Continue to Rise in the United States Despite Increased Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications 4
(Date:7/2/2015)...   Decision Resources Group finds that ... frequent dosing as the highest unmet need in ... on both patients and providers associated with monthly ... which are the current standard of care. The ... in development for dosing every two to three ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , 2. Juli 2015 BGI ... DNA-Screening in Hongkong vom American College of ... Hongkong ist das erste klinische Next-Generation-Sequencing Labor, ... ein CAP-Zertifkat erhält und somit die höchsten ... den bestehenden US FDA - 21 CFR ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015   BioLife Solutions , Inc. ... of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage ... cloud hosted biologistics cold chain management app for ... that Seattle Business Magazine has included BioLife in ... for in Washington state for 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Retinal Specialists Indicate Strong Desire for DME Therapies Which Induce Greater Vision Gains or are Administered Less Frequently Than Currently Approved Anti-VEGF Therapies 2Retinal Specialists Indicate Strong Desire for DME Therapies Which Induce Greater Vision Gains or are Administered Less Frequently Than Currently Approved Anti-VEGF Therapies 3BGI erhält Akkreditierung vom College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2BioLife Solutions Named One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington State 2BioLife Solutions Named One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington State 3
... 2010 Applied Precision, a leader in life science imaging ... its revolutionary DeltaVisio n OMX® super- resolution ... The Delta V ision OMX ... the optical resolution of the traditional light microscope in all ...
... DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2010 NexBio, Inc. announced ... annual American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology ... (Fludase®), a Sialidase, Decreases Airway Resistance by Modulating ... ) is an investigational broad spectrum host-targeting antiviral ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Applied Precision Installs a Record Four New DeltaVision OMX Super-Resolution Imaging Systems in Eight Weeks 2NexBio Presents Data at ACAAI 2010 Demonstrating Mechanism of Action for Improvement in Airway Function by DAS181 (Fludase®*) 2NexBio Presents Data at ACAAI 2010 Demonstrating Mechanism of Action for Improvement in Airway Function by DAS181 (Fludase®*) 3
PT, PTT, Fibrinogetn & TT Normal and Abnormal Controls...
Fructosamine Calibrator...
ApolipoproteinA-1 & B Calibrator...
CRP Full Range (0.1-160mg/l)...
Medicine Products: