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Military service boosts resilience, well-being among transgender veterans
Transgender people make up a small percentage of active-duty U.S. military personnel, but their experience in the service may yield long-term, positive effects on their mental health and quality of life. A study from the University of Washington finds that among transgender older adults, those who had served in the military reported fewer symptoms of depression and greater mental health-related quality of life. The findings were published in a February spe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Study of transgender preschoolers assesses preferences and identity
Gender may be the earliest identity and social category to emerge in development, research suggests, and acquiring knowledge about one s gender is considered a critical part of early childhood development. In one of the first examinations of early gender development among transgender preschoolers, a new study has found that these children were just as likely as nontransgender children to have preferences associated with their gender, and to have as strong ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Eye dilation sex specific but not sexually explicit, study finds
People s eyes dilate when they are looking at people they find sexually appealing -- but new research from the University of Kent suggests that their response does not depend on whether the person being viewed is naked or clothed. Researchers from the University s School of Psychology studied whether a stronger dilation for the preferred sex is produced when participants viewed images depicting higher levels of sexual explicitness compared to images low on ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
LGB-focused resources help stressed teens cope
It gets better. These three words have become a pop-culture mantra for struggling young people in the gay and lesbian community. Yet, simply imaging a better future -- however well-intentioned the idea -- is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, ac ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
First ever data on number of gender confirmation surgeries
For the first time, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS is reporting on the number of gender confirmation surgeries in the United States. ASPS--the world s largest plastic surgery organization--found that more than 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine surgeries were performed in 2016. The procedures can include anything from facial and body contouring to gender reassignment surgeries. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to gender confirmatio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Just ask: Documenting sexual orientation and gender identity among transgender...
DES PLAINES, IL--Transgender patients feel it is more important for health care providers to know their gender identity GI than their sexual orientation SI , but are willing to disclose SO GI in general. That is the primary finding of a study to be published in the June 2017 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine AEM , a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The study, led by Dr. Allysha C. Maragh-Bass is one of the first to recruit a natio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Religious individuals regret having casual sex only slightly more
The cultural differences between the United States and Norway are relatively small, but the cultures differ significantly from one another in a few very relevant areas. Norwegians tend to be more sexually liberal than Americans. Americans are clearly more religious than Norwegians. However, despite these differences, Norwegians and Americans regret casual sex about equally. They also regret missing an opportunity for casual sex to about the same degree. We ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
STD treatment for 2?
ANN ARBOR, Mich.- In some states, patients who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea leave the clinic with not only a prescription for themselves, but also one for their sexual partner -- who was not seen by a doctor. Thirty-eight states allow this public health measure known as expedited partner therapy, or EPT, which advocates say goes a long way in preventing sexually transmitted infections STIs . And states with the most permissible EPT laws may hav ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Girls more likely to have sex, take sexual risks, and marry young if they mens...
June 7, 2017-- The timing of a girl s first menstruation may affect her first sexual encounter, first pregnancy, and her vulnerability to some sexually transmitted infections, according to a meta-analysis by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. These patterns of sexual and reproductive health outcomes for girls in low- and middle-income countries who menstruated at an early age are similar to what has been observed in high-in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions in South Africa
An international African collaboration has turned to statistical analysis to determine the cost effectiveness of major HIV AIDS interventions in South Africa with a view to advising policy makers on the optimal approach to managing the disease. Details are reported this month in the International Journal of Economics and Business Research . Josue Mbonigaba of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in Durban, South Africa, working with Saidou Baba Oumar of The Un ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Study of sisters helps explain dad's influence on risky sexual behavior
What is it about a father that affects his teenage daughter s likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior Researchers have long shown links between father involvement and daughters sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes that impact both a father s behavior and relationships and his child s problem behavior, including engaging in risky sex and affiliating with delinquent peers. But a new study led by a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Sexual stereotypes can lead to unhealthy sexual relationships
PULLMAN, Wash. shy shy - Female college students who believe women are subservient and who endorse music media s degradation of women are more likely to be involved in an unhealthy sexual relationship, according to research from WSU s Murrow Center for Media Health Promotion Research. Stacey J.T. Hust, associate professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and her colleagues found that college women who believe in traditional gender stereoty ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
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