Start Date

8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Nursing

Advisor

Patricia Thompson-Leavitt, DNP, FNP

Abstract

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a diverse group of individuals who encounter external and internal homophobia, poorer health outcomes compared to the general population, and unique health care challenges. Many primary care providers identify MSM as being disproportionately affected by HIV and sexually transmitted infections. However, it is often overlooked that MSM are at higher risk for suicide and various behavioral health disorders. This research explores the societal frameworks contributing to MSM health disparities so that primary care providers may begin to offer MSM competent, compassionate, and comprehensive health care. University level and continuing education offerings should include sexual and gender minority health care in its curricula in order to provide current and future providers with the necessary knowledge, personal reflection, and insight necessary to provide MSM with necessary and deserving primary health care.

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May 8th, 12:00 AM

Improving Primary Health Care for Men Who Have Sex With Men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a diverse group of individuals who encounter external and internal homophobia, poorer health outcomes compared to the general population, and unique health care challenges. Many primary care providers identify MSM as being disproportionately affected by HIV and sexually transmitted infections. However, it is often overlooked that MSM are at higher risk for suicide and various behavioral health disorders. This research explores the societal frameworks contributing to MSM health disparities so that primary care providers may begin to offer MSM competent, compassionate, and comprehensive health care. University level and continuing education offerings should include sexual and gender minority health care in its curricula in order to provide current and future providers with the necessary knowledge, personal reflection, and insight necessary to provide MSM with necessary and deserving primary health care.

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