Gay Health

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages and all socio-economic statuses. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.

These pages provide information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. Links to other information sources and resources are also provided. Some of this information is designed for members of the general public.

Men’s Health

Men’s health refers to a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, as experienced by men, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity…

STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases that can be passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact and sexual activity.

Sex

In general terms, “sex” refers to the biological differences between males and females, such as the genitalia and genetic differences.


Fitness & Wellness

Fitness refers to a person’s ability to perform physical activities, such as sports or daily chores. Wellness, on the other hand, is more general and encompasses your whole being.


LGBTQ Youth

Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity. Depending on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex, sex-based social structures, or gender identity

Mental Health

Gay and bisexual teenagers seem to be particularly vulnerable, as almost a third – 29 percent – of those who identified as a sexual minority in the current study reported trying to commit suicide in the past year.