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LGBTQ PRIDE Study to use iPhone App To bridge health information gap

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday, a new iPhone app (http://www.pridestudy.org/index.html) will conduct the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or another sexual or gender minority.
The new “PRIDE study” (http://www.pridestudy.org/TheStudy.html) conducted through an Apple ResearchKit (http://www.apple.com/researchkit/?sr=hotnews.rss ) app developed by the University of California San Francisco (https://www.ucsf.edu/), will allow researcher scientists and doctors to better target medical concerns that occur within minority sexuality
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"We need to understand their needs in their own words and voices."

WHAT IS THE PRIDE STUDY?
Called PRIDE for “Population Research in Identity and Disparities for Equality”, the study aims to allow healthcare providers to understand how the health, lives, thoughts and experiences of LGBTQ or other sexual and gender minority people, change over time.
The scientific community will be able to learn more about the attitudes, risk factors and outcomes for a diverse range of conditions and diseases - ranging from HIV/AIDS to depression - for this specific group.
“Everyone’s participation in The PRIDE Study makes an impact by adding information that we can use to promote health and combat disease,” according to researchers.
BRIDGING THE INFORMATION GAP
LGBTQ people continue to face unique health and healthcare disparities that stem from discrimination and stigma, which results in sexual orientation and gender identity not being collected in most health
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