Posted: September 22, 2015

Do Ask, Do Tell: Assessing Sexual Health of LGBT Veterans (and Everyone Else)

Description

The purpose of this program is to address the knowledge gap of providers on the importance of taking a history of sexual health and to improve skills and foster comfort with doing so, especially with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Veterans. The program will present clinical and public health data about sexual health and will discuss common obstacles to obtaining assessing sexual health as well as offer examples of approaches to incorporate sexual health history taking into routine practice. This program will demonstrate how to present the need for sexual health information and how to collect this information among the VA patient population. Presenters Include: Michael Kauth, PhD, Patient Care Services, VACO; MIRECC at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; Deanna Rolstead, MD, Phoenix VA Health Care System; James Halloran, MSN, RN, CNS, VHA Office of Public Health; Jonathan Bechard, MD, VA Montana Healthcare System; Jolienne Walters-Harvey, APRN, VAMC Northport; John Blosnich, PhD, Pittsburgh VAMC.

Keywords

Depression, PTSD, Veterans, LGBT, HIV, Discrimination, Cultural Competence, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Sexual Health, Homosexual, Homophobia, PrEP, MSM, Sexuality, vVeHU, Sexual Minorities, Sexual Orientations, Harassment, Don't Ask Don't Tell, FSF, Safe Zone Signage, Safe Space, Transgendered, Sexual Health History, Sexual Functioning, Psychosocial Stressors, Sex Positive Attitude, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

Authors

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Michael Kauth, PhD, Patient Care Services, VACO

James Halloran, MSN, RN, CNS, VHA Office of Public Health

Deanna Rolstead, MD, VA Montana Healthcare System

Jonathan Bechard, MD, VA Montana Healthcare System

Jolienne Walters-Harvery, APRN, VAMC Northport

Paul Briggs, LCSW, Miami VA Healthcare System


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