NHIS Compares the Health of Homosexual and Heterosexual U.S. Adults

July 16, 2014 11:35 AM

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NHIS Compares the Health of Homosexual and Heterosexual U.S. Adults

It’s no surprise that sexual orientation remains a dividing element among the individuals of any society, and despite our constant efforts to reduce discrimination of any kind, it still seems that citizens are being denied basic rights even in modern societies. Apart from not being allowed to marry their chosen partners in certain states, they aren’t offered fair medical care and receive subpar medical coverage because of their sexual orientation.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has therefore decided to conduct a study meant to objectively analyze how straights, homosexuals and bisexuals fare in the national health care system as well as to compare the medical issues they faced. Data was collected from 34,557 adults aged 18-64 included i...

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