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Top LGBT Health Issues

Helpful Terms for Prevention Specialists and Healthcare Providers

1. Which of the following terms does not apply to gender identity?  

A. Bigender

B. Gender queer

C. Queer

D. Transgender

E. Two Spirit


2. Cross dresser and drag queen refer to two different gender expressions.

A. True

B. False


3. A lesbian woman would never want to be referred to as gay or queer.

A. True

B. False


4. One's "gender identity" is:

A. A person’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else.

B. Not necessarily visible to others.

C. The same as sexual identity.

D. All of the above.

E. A and B above.


A Discussion about Gender Identity

5. The term LGBT refers to a community of people who are in some way attracted to members of the same sex.

A. True

B. False


6. Current use of the term gender refers to:

A. A person's "assigned sex" at birth.

B. The extent to which a person feels themself to be masculine or feminine.

C. Something that is determined by a person’s sense, belief, and ultimate expression of self.


7. Since the 1990s, the term transgender has been used to describe groups of gender minorities not including:

A. Transsexuals

B. Cross dressers

C. Lesbians

D. Androgynous people

E. Gender non-conforming people


8. Research shows that gender identity, in many cases, is independent of sexual orientation.

A. True

B. False


Top Health Issues for Lesbians

9. According to this paper 2 of the 5 top physical health issues for lesbian women are:

A. Heart disease

B. Cancer

C. Suicide

D. A and B

E. A and C


10. Fitness, obesity and injury/violence are 3 of the 5 top physical health issues that health care providers should be aware of.

A. True

B. False


11. When physicians create safe environments for lesbians to disclose their sexual orientation it can lead to opportunities for better monitoring of critical health issues.

A. True

B. False


12. Studies have found that lesbians experience higher incidences of major depression, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder than gay men.

A. True

B. False


13. Reported intimate partner violence is significantly lower among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults than straight adults.

A. True

B. False


Top Health Issues for Gay Men

14. Heart disease is a health issue for gay men in particular because major risk factors such as smoking and alcohol use are high in this population.

A. True

B. False


15. Which is not one of the four major physical health issues for gay men according to this paper?

A. Heart disease

B. Cancer

C. Injury and violence

D. Fitness

E. Obesity


16. Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for what percent of people living with HIV in the United States?    

A. 15%

B. 32%

C. 48%

D. 75%


17. Studies over the last few years have demonstrated the return of many unsafe sex practices among gay men.

A. True

B. False


18. Practicing __________ has shown to be effective in reducing the risk of receiving and transmitting HIV among gay men.    

A. Safer sex

B. Abstaining from sex

C. Oral sex

D. Abstaining from alcohol


19. Gay and bisexual men are at high risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV). This is a health concern because:    

A. HPV causes painful, unsightly genital and anal warts.

B. HPV is a direct cause of death among gay men.

C. HPV may play a role in increased risk of anal cancer among gay men.


Top Health Issues for Bisexual Men and Women

20. Among the risk factors for heart disease among bisexual women are:

A. Higher smoking levels than heterosexual women.

B. Higher blood pressure than heterosexual and lesbian women.

C. Higher cholesterol levels than heterosexual women.

D. Higher alcohol use than heterosexual women.

E. All of the above.


21. Data show that bisexual adults are significantly more likely to report experiencing intimate partner violence than heterosexual adults.

A. True

B. False


22. Bisexual women are significantly more likely to binge drink than straight women but the difference in binge drinking between bisexual and heterosexual men is not significant.    

A. True

B. False


Top Health Issues for Transgender People

23. The physical and behavioral health issues for transgendered people discussed in this paper are:

A. Injury and violence

B. Suicide

C. Mental health

D. A and B above

E. A, B and C above


24. Research on the effects of hormone therapy and sexual reassignment surgeries on transgendered people _________.

A. is extremely limited.

B. show such interventions have a negative impact on overall health

C. none of the above


25. Barriers that often prevent access to substance abuse treatment services for transgender people include:

A. Discrimination

B. Provider hostility and insensitivity

C. Strict male/female segregation within programs

D. B and C above.

E. A, B and C above.


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