Dr. Russell Kirby and doctoral student Christopher Wheldon publish paper on patterns of health care
Russell Kirby, PhD, and Christopher Wheldon published an article on the patterns of healthcare. Dr. Kirby is a professor and the Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health. He also directs the University of South Florida Birth Defects Surveillance Program. Mr. Wheldon is a doctoral student in community and family health.
Wheldon, Christopher W., Russell S. Kirby “Are There Differing Patterns of Health Care Access and Utilization among Male Sexual Minorities in the U.S.?”, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 25,1 (January 2013), 24-36.
Disparities in health care access and utilization amongmale sexual minorities in the United States were explored using data from the National Survey of Family Growth (N=8,846). Bisexualmen had a small disadvantage in health insurance coverage but no differences were found in health insurance or consistency of coverage between gay and heterosexual men. Gay men were more likely to have a usual place of care, but were not more likely to utilize services. The current study provides inconclusive evidence for systematic disparities in health care access and utilization among gay and bisexual men in the United States.
KEYWORDS health care access and utilization, sexual orientation,
gay and bisexual men, NSFG