Monkeypox is not considered an STI but is spreading among sexual partners. Adding sexual health strategies to the public health response is helpful, but there is a danger of stigmatizing MPXV.
Engaging in open and honest dialogue with the public to increase understanding of health inequities has never been more important.
To control monkeypox, there is a short window — weeks, not months — in which to vaccinate the most susceptible and to encourage and support self-isolation for those who have symptoms.
Pain during sex is common, but research on the topic focuses on a narrow heterosexual, cisgender definition of sex, excluding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people’s experiences.
Accessing compassionate health care is often difficult for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual identities, such as pansexual or asexual individuals (2SLGBTQ+).
The metaphors used to characterize monkeypox can contribute to narratives that help sustain racist, colonial, homophobic and other discriminatory attitudes and beliefs.
World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 this year comes at a time when a key step to removing financial barriers to PrEP access in the U.S. faces legal challenges.
Sex is not gender but research continues to treat these as the same concept, with potentially damaging consequences for health studies, health policies and health programs.
Idealized standards for muscular, fat-free male bodies may be fuelling the use of SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators, unapproved muscle-building drugs that are easily available online.
Lack of training and skills among those who work in the area may lead to LGBT people receiving poorer palliative care.
Amyl nitrite, known as poppers, can now legally be sold in pharmacies. But don’t expect to see it stocked any time soon. No product has yet passed Australia’s manufacturing and testing process.
Queer men’s comics are contributing to changing cultural narratives about what queer men’s bodies should be, and health researchers are taking note.