A roundup of LGBTQIA health news…
Each week HuffPost Queer Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here.
The Impact of Sexual Identity Changes Among Women
A fascinating new study looked at the effect of sexual identity changes among a longitudinal sample of women. First, they found approximately 25% of the sample changed their sexual identity every 5-6 years. Second, if you changed towards being lesbian/bi, your depressive symptoms went up.
Documentation, Legal Status Affects HIV Risk
A small study of transgender Latina women found that legal documentation to live in the U.S. was critical to the experience of their gender identity, access to health services and power dynamics within relationships. Moreover, the women who had legal status had…
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