Queer young people face financial insecurity and poverty at astronomical rates compared to their peers. One study from 2012 found that queer people comprise 40% of youth who seek services from youth homelessness organizations. This statistic is in large part driven by family rejection, which corresponds with higher rates of being uninsured as well as higher instance rates of pre-existing health issues. This causes many queer youth to sideline their health, which worsens existing issues, which requires even more care down the line.
Because the majority of the domestic violence awareness movement has focused on heterosexual relationships, members of the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the movement. However, recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
Ways to Care for Young People Who Are Attracted to More Than One Gender
NEW Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men, who often go without many of the important preventative services listed below.
Self-care is all about improving your daily habits to contribute to a more healthy and fulfilling life. After all, what you do on a daily basis is more indicative of future circumstances than most other factors.
'HIV in African American and Hispanic men'
On our Commentary Page, opinion regular Frank Pizzoli, of the Central Voice, is calling for a shift away from social media toward 'organic' growth for Pennsylvania's LGBTQ community