Lectures and seminars LGBTQ health and the influence of structural, interpersonal, and individual factors
During Stockholm Pride week Karolinska Institutet arranges a seminar in the Pride House. In this seminar, KI researchers in health psychology Richard Bränström and Arjan Van Der Star will talk about how health is influenced by structural, interpersonal, and individual factors.
Over the past ten years, the percentage of lesbians and gay men subjected to threats and violence has decreased and mental health in the group has improved. This has taken place in conjunction with legislative improvements, such as the inclusion of sexual minorities in hate crime legislation, protection against discrimination in the workplace and gender-neutral marriage.
From a research perspective, it is of interest to study this correlation more closely; in what way might social factors influence the large differences we see between the health of LGB individuals and heterosexuals? What do these mechanisms look like?
The seminar will be held in English.