142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Pretty hurts: Socially assigned gender, reproductive health and survival for lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual adults

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
It’s no secret that women and men are inherently different with regard to physical, emotional and social health, yet women continue to be under-represented in research efforts, and models of service and care for women are often based on experiences of men. Presenters in this session share research findings focused on current, but understudied, topics relevant to women, ranging from gender conformity among young adults and lesbian and bisexual health behaviors in college-age women to substance-addicted mothers’ survival and reproductive health among migrant women. Impact on health and quality of life, as well as implications for future research and programs, will be discussed on both domestic and international levels. This session is ideal for anyone involved with women-focused research and those who provide social or healthcare services to women.
Session Objectives: Identify specific populations of women who have been understudied in health research. Describe the impact of gender on women’s health promotion programs and women’s health. Discuss potential programs or interventions to address such gender disparities and improve health, health care access and health care quality among these underserved populations of women.
Laura Santurri, PhD, MPH, CPH

Socially assigned gender expression and health-related quality of life in a cohort of young adults
Allegra R. Gordon, MPH, Mihail Samnaliev, PhD, MS, Brittany Charlton, ScD, Najat Ziyadeh and S. Bryn Austin, ScD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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