Thursday, May 25, 2006

Resources Related to Sexual Orientation and Health

At the MLA Conference, fellow Pittsburgher (academically, at least) Mary Jo Dorsey delivered a presentation on her research into whether gay and lesbian health information online was being inappropriately blocked at academic health/library facilities. She noticed the problem while attempting to build this webpage of sexual orientation health issues, and subsequently did a small survey that found the same was happening at ~20% of other institutions who responded. Check out the page from the Richard M. Johnston Health Sciences Library for Mary Jo's compiled links to useful resources related to LGBT health.

Mary Jo also handed out a few Rainbow Caduceus pins, part of a campaign organized by the American Medical Student Association - if you see one, it indicates that you have found yourself an LGBT-friendly clinician (or medical librarian!)

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MeSH Tags: Bisexuality; Homosexuality; Transexualism (which is used rather inadequately to also include the transgender concept)


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