The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
- March 31, 2011
- Consensus Report
- Select Populations and Health Disparities, Biomedical and Health Research, Health Services, Coverage, and Access
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities
- Board on the Health of Select Populations
To help assess the state of the science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked the IOM to evaluate current knowledge of the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations; to identify research gaps and opportunities; and to outline a research agenda to help NIH focus its research in this area. The IOM finds that to advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. Building a more solid evidence base for LGBT health concerns will not only benefit LGBT individuals, but also add to the repository of health information we have that pertains to all people.
Available at http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/The-Health-of-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender-People.aspx Reposted at http://keystothecloset.blogspot.com/