Nutrition and Weight Status. National Health Interview Survey, [Internet]. After consenting to participate, men took the 30—minute confidential survey. Among the discordantly insured couples, the mean duration of cohabitation was nearly 3 years, with a range of up to 13 years. Department of Health and Human Services: Access to Health Services.
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National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce; Nov. Among couples with mixed insurance statuses, the mean relationship duration was 34 months, ranging from 3 to months. The many benefits of addressing health concerns and reducing disparities include:. Early and Middle Childhood. Tob Control ; A better understanding of this information has significant implications for policy makers as well as for healthcare providers and organizations. Injury and Violence Prevention.
Despite these limitations, our study provides unique and important data regarding two important domains, health insurance availability and PCP knowledge of same-sex sexual behaviors, which are essential to understand and address in order to reduce health disparities for GBM. Prior studies have mainly reported data on health insurance among GBM from state or regional samples; this study is one of a few that have evaluated insurance status from a national sample. Disparities in health insurance coverage, access, and outcomes for individuals in same-sex versus different-sex relationships, — Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. While LGBT individuals have many of the same health concerns as the general population, they experience certain health challenges at higher rates, and also face several unique health challenges. Enter your email for updates: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.