Gender and Sexual Health Inequities

2019

Transgender teens with restricted bathroom access at higher risk of sexual assault

Creating an inclusive environment for transgender and gender-nonbinary teens (podcast)

2018

Sexual minorities face inequities in health, employment

Bullying, childhood maltreatment linked to higher teen pregnancy rates in young lesbian, bisexual women
Pediatrics
March 2018
Harvard Chan School authors include: Brittany Charlton; Andrea Roberts; Donna Spiegelman; Bryn Austin

2017

Poll finds younger women and college-educated women more likely to say they’ve experienced slurs, offensive comments, and harassment
NPR
December 11, 2017
Harvard Chan School authors include: Robert Blendon

Poll finds a majority of LGBTQ Americans report violence, threats, or sexual harassment related to sexual orientation or gender identity; one-third report bathroom harassment
NPR
November 21, 2017
Harvard Chan School authors include: Robert Blendon

Jim Crow laws: A contributing factor to more lethal breast cancer among U.S. black women now?
American Journal of Epidemiology
November 1, 2017
Harvard Chan School authors include: Nancy Krieger

Adhering to treatment during adolescence keeps HIV-positive youth on healthier track
The study was published online March 27, 2017 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Brad Karalius, MPH; Kunjal Patel, DSc, MPHPaige L. Williams, PhD; Deborah Kacanek, ScD; George R. Seage III, DSc, MPH;

New reproductive health clinic in established in Mexico
In honor of Harvard Chan School’s faculty member Ana Langer

Can a grandmother working with Harvard save girls like Promise from domestic violence?
The study was published online March 13, 2017 in The Washington Post.
Harvard Chan School Affiliates include: Dean Michelle Williams

Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts
The study was published online February 20, 2017 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Julia Raifman, ScD; Ellen Moscoe, MA;  S. Bryn Austin, ScD; Margaret McConnell, PhD

Preterm Delivery and Maternal Cardiovascular Disease in Young and Middle-Aged Adult Women
The study was published online February 2, 2017 in Circulation.
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Lauren J. Tanz, Jennifer J. Stuart, Paige L. Williams, Eric B. Rimm, Stacey A. Missmer, Kathryn M. Rexrode, Kenneth J. Mukamal, Janet W. Rich-Edwards

2016

Exercise may not lower MS risk in women
Neurology
September 28, 2016
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Kassandra Munger

Health and rights linked for world’s 25 million transgender people
The Lancet
June 17, 2016
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Sari L. Reisner

Exposure to Greenness and Mortality in a Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study of Women
The study was published online April 14, 2016 in Environmental Health Perspectives
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Peter James, Jamie Hart, Rachel Banay, and Francine Laden

Psychiatric Diagnoses and Comorbidities in a Diverse, Multicity Cohort of Young Transgender Women: Baseline Finding from Project LifeSkills
The study was published online March 21, 2016 in JAMA Pediatrics
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Sari L. Reisner

2015

Transgender- related discrimination common in Massachusetts public spaces
The study was published online July 29, 2015 in The Milbank Quarterly
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Sari L. Reisner

PTSD raises odds of heart attack and stroke in women
The report was published online June 29 in the journal Circulation
Harvard Chan School authors include: Laura D. Kubzansky, Andrea L. Roberts, Jessica Agnew-Blais, Janet W. Rich-Edwards, Donna Spiegelman, and Eric B. Rimm

Single mothers may face poorer health
This study was published online May 14, 2015 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Harvard Chan School authors include: Lisa Berkman, Erika Sabbath, Maria Glymour, and Mauricio Avendano

Transgender youth at risk for depression, suicide
The study was published online January 7, 2015 in the Journal of Adolescent Health
Harvard Chan School Authors include: Sari L. Reisner