Posts tagged ‘Men who have sex with men’

August 22, 2011

AUSTRALIA: R U OK Day: A National Day of Action that Aims to Prevent Suicide| Sept 15

by Accidental Bear
A wonderful message. The world should take notice of the compassion happening down under. Mike Enders

VicBears is planning to start some life-changing conversations this September 15, hosting a discussion evening on mental wellbeing and how to look after your mates. The evening is being held to coincide with R U OK Day, a national day of awareness that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to have open and honest conversations and stay connected with people in their lives. www.ruokday.com.au

 

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August 11, 2011

Accidental Bear Kicks Off Video Series “Ask the Doctor” with The Healthy Bear’s Dr George

by Accidental Bear

Accidental Bear Website starts off its, “Ask the Doctor” web series and teamed up with Dr George Forgan-Smith from The Healthy Bear Website based in Melbourne Australia. The focus of discussions will be to answer questions pertaining to men’s health issues. This edition 1 topics: jock itch, sports drinks, top concerns for sexually active gay men and Toxoplasmosis relating HIV positive people and cats. Accidental Bear’s cat Goose make a special appearance at the end of video just in time for the readers question about cats. The cat knows his cue! Many more informative editions coming soon! Please send questions you have regarding men’s health issues, no matter how big or small and we’ll “Ask the Doctor.”

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May 9, 2011

Are Gay Men More at Risk for Cancer?

by Accidental Bear
Normal cancer cell division from NIH

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Cancer is never cute. Especially when it comes knocking on your communities door at alarming higher rate than other communities. Statistics have been gathered recently and findings are published in the journal Cancer. Large questions have been risen about the  results of studies. But it’s always good to find out who and why “something” knocking at your door.- AB

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Info via http://www.reuters.com/

“Out of 51,000 men, about 3,700 said they had been diagnosed with cancer as an adult. While just over 8 percent of gay men reported a history of cancer, that figure was only 5 percent in straight men. The disparity could not be attributed to differences in race, age, or income between gay and straight men.”

“A lack of hard data” on how sexual orientation affects the risk of cancer is “one of the biggest problems we have,” said Liz Margolies, executive director of The National LGBT Cancer Network. Margolies, who was not involved in the research, told Reuters Health, “It’s critical that we know that for funding and for program planning.”

READ MORE SOURCE: bit.ly/gzHzeL Cancer, online May 9, 2011.

February 15, 2011

Real Gay Men Use Female Condoms

by Accidental Bear
Female condom

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Ok, I get where it goes and what the female condoms purpose is, but I can’t really imagine it. Won’t it get pushed in? ( I’m blushing). Anything further or extra that helps our gay brothers stay safe , I say AMEN. The biggest trick is to get gay men using them. Will there be a stigma to them because they are name after a female product? So many gay men are stuck in this wanna-be-masculine-straight-acting, they may have to get their sister to buy these or them.

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S.F. Gives Female Condoms to Gay Men

http://hivplusmag.com

SAN FRANCISCO FEMALE CONDOM CAMPAIGN X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM

On Valentine’s Day, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to distribute free female condoms to gay men, KGO News reports.

The condoms, handed out at City Hall and other public places Monday, were courtesy of the San Francisco health department. They are made of nitrile, a material typically found in protective gloves.

For more, visit HIV Plus.