If You’re A Gay Man You Should Know About This One Cancer

  • metta

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    May 07, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    If You’re A Gay Man You Should Know About This One Cancer

    A recent study of gay and bi men found that 69% had HPV, which can cause genital warts, and 42% of the people with HPV had high-risk HPV, a major cause of anal cancer. These rates are scarily high! Luckily, there is a vaccine for people under 26, so we need to spread that news. Whatever your age, keep that condom on.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/lgbt-wellness-may-5_n_7213808.html
  • metta

    Posts: 39118

    May 07, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    The Smoking Gun On Why We Smoke More


    We know LGBT people smoke at rates 50% higher than others, but research on why has been scarce. Well, a new study sheds very interesting light on this issue. A study of gay and bi men shows those with sexual minority related traumas were more likely to smoke; if you had 1, 2, 3, or 4 traumas, your odds of smoking were 1.7, 2.2, 2.9, and 6.9 times higher respectively. Sadly, 60% of the sample had experienced sexual minority related trauma, so this could be the smoking gun on why we smoke.