Press & Media

Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens
Press Release / April 5, 2018

It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

LGBT health expert available on new limits for transgender troops
Media Advisory / March 27, 2018

A recent policy recommendation from the Trump administration disqualifies transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition from serving in the military. A Northwestern University expert on LGBT health can comment on the negative impact these discriminatory policies have on a person’s mental and physical health.
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Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from psychological distress
Press Release / February 15, 2018

Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study conducted in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati.
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Northwestern University is the First Major University In Chicago to Offer a Gender-neutral, Multi-stall Restroom
Press Release / June 27, 2017

During Pride Month, the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is thrilled to announce that Northwestern University is the first major university in Chicago to offer a gender-neutral, multi-stall restroom.
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