The Inclusion of Lesbian and Gay Populations in Health Research: A systematic literature review

32 | 2015

Mónica José Abreu Sousa e Carla Moleiro

Lisbon University Institute ISCTE-IUL / CIS-IUL, Portugal

This paper presents a systematic review of the literature and research conducted with the lesbian, gay and bisexual population in 10 years in the framework of health and mental health. A search in the Pubmed database for publications between 2001 and 2011 (inclusive) produced 404 articles. We firstly systematically mapped the empirical studies (n=314) from among these articles and then did a detailed systematic literature review of those publications that are focused on health (n=14). The analysis revealed that issues such as physical and sensory disabilities, sexual dysfunctions, and even the evaluation and integration of their sexual orientation in patients’ sexual histories have been neglected. 


LG, health research, mental health research, systematic mapping, systematic review

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