On October 14, 2015, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher presented a webinar for the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) on youth and parent perspectives on ethics in adolescent HIV prevention research.
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On Monday, August 3, several organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Education Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union released “Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools.” The report, which addresses issues such as names and pronouns, dress codes, and puberty and medical transition “represents an important milestone in reducing health disparities among transgender youth, something that we are also working toward at the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education,” stated Dr. Celia Fisher, Center Director.
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Originally published May 12, 2015 on HRC Blog
by Alison Gill, Senior Legislative Counsel
Today, the American College of Physicians called for action to address the entrenched disparities that LGBT people face in the healthcare system. The position paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, asked medical providers, insurers, patients and others to address critical needs for members of the LGBT community, like non-discrimination protections, comprehensive healthcare coverage for transgender people, inclusive visitation policies, and research and training to better address the numerous health disparities LGBT people experience.
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Tagged Alison Gill, American Association of Medical Colleges, American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine, Conversion Therapy, Health disparities, Healthcare Equality Index, human rights campaign, LGBT, LGBT Ethics, Transgender
There has been a recent increase in public attention to health disparities in the incidence and treatment of suicide, substance abuse and sexual health risks among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth (LGBTY). Although there is clearly a need for prevention and treatment programs for LGBTY under the age of 18, few such programs exist, due in substantial part to limited research knowledge. Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher and Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute faculty member Dr. Brian Mustanski address this issue in a recent article in The Hastings Center Report.
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Tagged Adolescents, bisexual, Brian Mustanski, Celia Fisher, Children's Research, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, gay, Health disparities, Institutional review board, lesbian, LGBT, LGBT Ethics, Northwestern University, Research Ethics, Responsible conduct of research, The Hastings Center Report, Transgender, waivers of permission, youth