Navigation Links
Many Med Schools Score Poorly in Teaching Gay/Lesbian Health
Date:9/6/2011

TUESDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Medical schools set aside an average of only seven hours for topics related to the health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, a new study says.

The survey of deans of 150 American and Canadian medical schools also found wide variation in the amount, content and quality of instruction on LGBT health.

For example, a third of the schools had no LGBT content during their clinical years, about 7 percent had no content during preclinical years, and about 4 percent had no content in any of their years.

And while most (97 percent) taught that physicians should ask patients if they have sex with men, women, or both when obtaining a sexual history, less than two-thirds of schools taught about the difference between sexual behavior and identity (for example, that a man might have sex with men and yet self-identify as straight).

The findings appear Sept. 7 in a medical education theme issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals have specific health and health care needs," wrote Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver, Stanford University School of Medicine, and colleagues. Some of these pertain to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, adult and adolescent health issues and issues around gender identity, among others, he said.

Compared to their peers who are not LGBT, this group is "more likely to face barriers accessing appropriate medical care, which may create or increase existing disparities," Obedin-Maliver added.

While experts have called for medical schools to cover LGBT issues, the actual content and amount of such training hasn't been known, the study authors noted.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about LGBT health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, news release, Sept. 6, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Proposes Budget With No Tax Increase, More Money for Public Schools, Strategy for Jobs, Plan to Address Future Deficits
2. Global Health Defined as Public Health in a New Lancet Commentary by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
3. National Network of Digital Schools, SlateXP and UMPS CARE Raise $75,000 for Children
4. At Risk Children Receive Free Dental Services at Communities In Schools Clinic
5. Eliminating junk foods at schools may help prevent childhood obesity
6. Michael A. Stephens Appointed Senior Policy Director at Association of Schools of Public Health
7. Beverage Industry Delivers On Commitment to Remove Regular Soft Drinks In Schools, Driving 88% Decline In Calories
8. New Lucian Leape Institute Report Finds That U.S. Medical Schools Are Falling Short in Teaching Physicians How to Provide Safe Patient Care
9. "Teen Toxing”: Dangerous Trend Developing in UK Schools
10. Play Putty Blooms New Fundraising Opportunities for Schools and Causes in Need
11. First Personal Injury on Asbestos in Schools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Med Schools Score Poorly in Teaching Gay/Lesbian Health
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... publication this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books ... seems like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... and Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus ... sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE ... team that developed an innovative way to use nonlinear ... the delivery of new drugs. ... Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX ... Harvard Medical School used a suite of imaging techniques ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided an ... Puerto Rico , where the company ... Following a comprehensive onsite assessment, ... damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water damage ... operations have resumed, and the company expects to return ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today ... news and information. The Newsroom is the ... and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows ... having access to a wealth of resources at their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: