5180.0 Sexual Identity and Behaviors

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
Sexual identity is not fixed, and often does not conveniently fall into previously prescribed categories. This session highlights the dynamic nature of both sexual orientation and gender identity, as they relate to HIV and STI risk, gynecologic and sexual health care, and psycholosocial outcomes including internalized homonegativity/homophobia.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, persons attending this session will gain and understanding of: 1. The dynamic and non-compartmental nature of sexual orientation and gender identity 2. How sexual identity relates to sexual health, infectious disease, and healthcare seeking outcomes 3. Future challenges for researchers in this field, including measurement of sexual orientation and gender identity, and measurement of health outcomes in the context of the diversity of sexual identity

3:30 PM
A new model of internalized homophobia in men who have sex with men (MSM)
Rodney Lemery, MPH, PhD and Gary J. Burkholder, PhD
3:45 PM
Association of MSM/ Non-MSM Disclosure and Internalized Homonegativity among Black/African-American Men Enrolled at Boston Healthcare Clinics
Manuela V. Costa, MPH, Seth Welles, ScD, PhD, Anita Raj, PhD, Elizabeth A. Reed, PhD and C. Robert Horsburgh, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing