Tag Archives: healthcare

HIV Transmission -> What We Know and Why Missouri Is Getting It Wrong

Originally posted on LGBT Health Link By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://blog.lgbthealthlink.org/2015/04/14/hiv-transmission-what-we-know-why-states-are-getting-it-wrong/ AIDS.gov states that certain body fluids from an HIV-positive person can transmit HIV. The body fluids mentioned are: Blood Semen (cum) Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Recital fluids Vaginal fluids Breast milk Nowhere on this list does it mention saliva. Missouri laws criminalizes behaviors that the CDC regards […]

Missouri LGBT Health By The Numbers!

Originally posted by PROMOonline.org Infogram created by Katie Stuckenschneider Missouri LGBT Health By the Numbers! For the past two years advocates have been working with hospitals in Missouri to update their policies to be inclusive of the LGBT community. 91 Hospitals – Protect their LGB Patients 71 Hospitals – Protect their LGB Employees 52 Hospitals – Protect their Trans […]

What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?

Originally posted by PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://promoonline.org/news/what-is-promo-doing-for-transgender-health.html As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do.  At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?”  With a smile, I […]

The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions

I‘m thrilled to be returning to my alma mater to present The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions at this year’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference. On the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri the conference will be held on March 25-27th, 2015. This year’s theme focuses on broadening the community with best practices showcased […]

Missouri Expert Says Rural Hospitals Next in LGBT Equality

Originally posted by KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio By: Hope Kirwan The Healthcare Equality Index is a national bench marking tool that ranks hospitals based on whether their policies and practices include equal treatment for the LGBT community. Missouri’s standing in this index jumped from 37th  in the nation to 6th in just one year. I spoke […]