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All Prism Blog Posts, Menopause and Andropause, Surgical Recovery & Scars

10 Reasons LGBTQ Seniors Should Get Acupuncture

LGBT older people face significant health disparities, "linked to a lifetime of stigma, discrimination, violence and victimization; higher poverty rates; a lack of access to LGBT-competent providers; and low rates of health insurance coverage” (Out & Visible). Therefore, LGBTQ older adults need even more access to healthcare. Acupuncture helps to protect the immune system and … Continue reading

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All Prism Blog Posts, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Self Care for Trans Health

3 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Respect Diversity

Avoid making harmful assumptions about your patient. Whether you’re assuming they’re straight, cisgender, uneducated, dealing with addiction, or any number of things, any time you’re assuming rather than asking and listening to your patient you aren’t giving them the care they deserve. (For example, don’t ask a patient about her boyfriend when she hasn’t told … Continue reading

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All Prism Blog Posts, Endometriosis, Menopause and Andropause, Self Care for Trans Health, Sexual Wellness

Ways Your Doctor Lied to you About Weight

What does weight have to do with health? Not much, it turns out. Most people in our society believe they're overweight. And many people are deemed overweight, or even obese, by doctors: did you know the definition of "overweight" for a 5'4" tall woman is 145 pounds, even though the average weight for that height … Continue reading