First LGBT-specific medical journal to be published

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BY MALISSA ROGERS
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For the first time in history the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will have a health journal dedicated specifically to raising awareness about LGBT related issues throughout the healthcare industry.

LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed medical journal, is due to be published in fall 2013 by Liebert. It will cover special health needs, both physical and mental, that are prevalent among the LGBT community. The focus of the journal is to hone in on specific issues, such as sexual and gender identity that are underrepresented in current medical journals due to a lack of funding opportunities and the stigma that is circumvented by fears of discrimination from the healthcare industry.

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