LGBT Wellness Roundup: March 16

03/16/2015 11:53 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here.

  • 1 Allowing Trans Kids To Transition Improves Health
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    According to a gender management clinic study out of San Diego, California, allowing transgender kids to transition improves their health. The lead researcher expresses the need to implement a multidisciplinary approach to care that includes endocrinologists, therapists, primary care providers and surgeons.
  • 2 LGBT Communities Have Colorectal Cancer Disparity
    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Bisexuals, people who smoke, people with HIV, and people with HPV all are at higher risk for colorectal cancer. This means over 50% of the LGBT communities are at higher risk than others. Create a personal risk assessment and learn where to get safe screenings at the National LGBT Cancer Network site.
  • 3 Are LGBT Women Seen In The AIDS Epidemic?
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    HHS Office on Women and Health declares March 10 as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Day to bring women to the forefront of this male-centric public health issue. As reported by The Advocate, despite, for example, trans women being 49x more likely to be living with HIV, LGBT women continue to be discounted, miscounted and uncounted. Make a difference! Share your story! Join the conversation #NWGHAAD.
  • 4 LGBT Women At High Risk of Poverty in the United States
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    LGBT women are at greater risks for health problems that impact their economic security and ability to work. This is due to a history of discrimination, insurance exclusions and inadequate reproductive health coverage for LGBT women. The study, titled "Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT Women in America," is produced by the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project.
  • 5 Negative Health Outcomes For Lesbian And Bisexual Women Who Had Histories Of Forced Sex
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    This unique study in four Southern African countries is the first to explore the health outcomes of forced sex in the lesbian and bi population. Participants reported drug and alcohol problems, mental distress and a lower sense of belonging to the LGBT community. While the results may not be surprising, we love that LGBT people were the focus, and want to see more of the same.
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