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Sexuality, space, gender, and health: renewing geographical approaches to well-being in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations

Sexuality, space, gender, and health: renewing geographical approaches to well-being in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations
Sexuality, space, gender, and health: renewing geographical approaches to well-being in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations

Research on sexual orientation and gender identities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), has been limited in health geography compared with other sub-fields of the discipline. The reasons for this gap include both the logistical limitations of data on sexual orientation and the historical dominance of visible, measurable infectious, and chronic disease outcomes in medical geography research. While medical geographers were among the first to research HIV/AIDS diffusion among gay men, there is now something of a divide between qualitative geographers studying experience and embodiment and health science researchers examining the socio-spatial determinants of LGBTQ health outcomes. In the following article, we review the LGBTQ health inequalities research, emerging geographies of mental health and substance use among those identified as LGBTQ, and potential avenues for health geographers to re-engage with this field of study.

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Davies, Megan
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Davies, Megan, Lewis, Nathaniel and Moon, Graham (2018) Sexuality, space, gender, and health: renewing geographical approaches to well-being in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations. Geography Compass. (doi:10.1111/gec3.12369).

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Research on sexual orientation and gender identities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), has been limited in health geography compared with other sub-fields of the discipline. The reasons for this gap include both the logistical limitations of data on sexual orientation and the historical dominance of visible, measurable infectious, and chronic disease outcomes in medical geography research. While medical geographers were among the first to research HIV/AIDS diffusion among gay men, there is now something of a divide between qualitative geographers studying experience and embodiment and health science researchers examining the socio-spatial determinants of LGBTQ health outcomes. In the following article, we review the LGBTQ health inequalities research, emerging geographies of mental health and substance use among those identified as LGBTQ, and potential avenues for health geographers to re-engage with this field of study.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 February 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 March 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 418831
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418831
ISSN: 1749-8198
PURE UUID: da86d72a-7633-4aef-9f9c-0d1895f1aa89
ORCID for Graham Moon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7256-8397

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2018 17:30
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:42

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