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LGBT life expectancy

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**Studies on LGBT Life Expectancy:**
– Early studies by Paul Cameron suggested a 20 to 30-year shorter life expectancy for homosexuals.
– Hogg et al. estimated a loss of 8 to 20 years in life expectancy for gay and bisexual males due to AIDS deaths.
– Frisch’s 2009 and 2013 studies found no drastically increased mortality in gay men and lesbians.
– Study by Asscheman et al. on mortality in transsexuals on cross-sex hormones.
– De Blok et al.’s report on mortality trends in adult transgender people on hormone treatment.
– Dhejne et al.’s cohort study on long-term follow-up of transsexual persons post sex reassignment surgery.
– Erlangsen et al.’s research on transgender identity and suicide attempts in Denmark.
– Jackson et al.’s analysis of mortality among transgender and gender diverse adults in England.

**Factors Affecting LGBT Life Expectancy:**
– Access to healthcare services.
– Social support networks.
– Discrimination and stigma.
– Mental health issues.
– Socioeconomic status.

**Disparities in LGBT Life Expectancy:**
– Higher rates of suicide attempts.
– Health disparities in transgender individuals.
– Impact of minority stress on life expectancy.
– Health risks associated with hormone treatment.
– Health outcomes influenced by gender identity.

**Strategies to Improve LGBT Life Expectancy:**
– Providing culturally competent healthcare.
– Mental health support tailored to LGBT individuals.
– Anti-discrimination policies and laws.
– Education and awareness programs.
– Accessible and affordable healthcare services.

**Future Research Directions on LGBT Life Expectancy:**
– Longitudinal studies on transgender health outcomes.
– Intersectionality of race, gender, and sexual orientation.
– Impact of social determinants of health.
– Evaluation of interventions to reduce health disparities.
– Collaboration between healthcare providers and LGBT communities.

The life expectancy of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is a subject of research. Early research by the Cameron group purporting to find a significantly shorter life expectancy among homosexuals is not considered reliable, although it has been widely misused and cited. During the AIDS crisis, a loss in average life expectancy was observed among gay men.

In the late 2000s, research suggested "the claims of drastically increased overall mortality in gay men and lesbians appear unjustified". As of 2020, data from Sweden found no gap in mortality between homosexual and heterosexual individuals, although mortality may be higher in bisexuals.

There is not yet reliable research on life expectancy of transgender people, although false statistics have been widely circulated.

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