HPV matters for everyone, but the LGBTQ community experiences health care disparities.
- LGBT youth are more likely to be sexually active, to have earlier sexual debut (before age 13), and have 4 or more sexual partners.
- LGBT youth were about half as likely to have used a condom at last intercourse (35.8% vs 65.5%).
- HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM) are 80 times more likely to develop anal cancer than HIV negative men.
- Lesbian and bisexual women are up to 10 times less likely to have cervical screening.
- Only 27% of trans men reported a pap smear in the previous year
For Patients, Providers & Allies
- Find an LGBTQ+ health care provider.
- Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People
- National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
- National LGBT Cancer Network Website
- Anal Dysplasia and Cancer in At-Risk Groups: What Providers Need to Know
- Self-Swabs Are Viable HPV Screening Options For Transmasculine Patients, Study Shows
- Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening Among Lesbians and Bisexual Women
- I am on the FTM Spectrum... What Do I Need to Know About HPV and Cancer?