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Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen Publishes Research on Aging in LGBT Populations

Posted: 2/13/2017 (CSDE Research)

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Sociology at UW, recently published a variety of findings in The Gerontologist about elderly LGBT individuals and the issues they deal with as they age. The study is the first national survey of its kind, and it sheds important light on the unique health disparities the LGBT population faces.

“These articles provide the opportunity to consider how social, historical, and environmental contexts influence the health and well-being of LGBT older adults as we more forward in age-related research, services, and policies–especially if we are to understand the realities of older adulthood across diverse and vulnerable communities,” Fredriksen-Goldsen said.

You can read more about the scope of these studies below.

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