Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and presidential hopeful, recently apologized for a statement in which he said being gay is "absolutely" a choice. In an interview on CNN, the potential Republican presidential candidate commented that "a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight, and when they come out they're gay, so did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question. Since then, he has apologized for the divisiveness of his comments, but hasn't backed down from the notion that being gay is something people choose. Most scientists would disagree.
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She returned to the Midwest to pursue a joint Ph. Within the broader area of poverty, she investigates racial and ethnic disparities in health and well-being in the United States, particularly among Latino populations. Her research examines the consequences of poverty for Latino children and families with a focus on health and development in early childhood, the social and economic conditions of Latino children and families living on the US-Mexico border region, and factors associated with socioeconomic disadvantage among Latinos, including immigration. She has also worked with the Inter-University Program for Latino Research IUPLR , a nationwide research organization based at the University of Notre Dame that brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to conduct policy-relevant research on Latinos. Padilla is one of the network scholars in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study of children and families in poverty in the post-welfare reform era based at the Center for Child Wellbeing, Princeton University. In , she received the Outstanding Research Award from the Society for Social Work and Research for a study on factors influencing the earnings potential of Mexican immigrants. Her publication record includes numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, two journal special issues, and one edited book.
Stigma and Discrimination
Beyond the personal toll, the implications for aspiring and practicing physicians can be severe, from reduced quality of care to increased risk of patient safety incidents. According to a new study published on Tuesday, Feb. Samuels, who is a practicing emergency physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, has focused previous research on equity and diversity in the health care workforce and the care of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Data from Association of American Medical Colleges' annual survey of graduating medical school served as the basis for the new study.
Homophobia, stigma negative and usually unfair beliefs , and discrimination unfairly treating a person or group of people against gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men still exist in the United States and can negatively affect the health and well-being of this community. These negative beliefs and actions can affect the physical and mental health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, whether they seek and are able to get health services, and the quality of the services they may receive. Such barriers to health must be addressed at different levels of society, such as health care settings, work places, and schools to improve the health of gay and bisexual men throughout their lives. Some people may have negative attitudes toward gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. These attitudes can lead to rejection by friends and family, discriminatory acts and violence, and laws and policies with negative consequences.