Being part of the LGBTQ community is awesome, but it doesn’t mean we’re at any less risk. In fact, we’re actually at higher risk for some health issues, like cancer. Here in Missouri, we’re more than twice as likely to not receive needed medical care or surgery (compared to our heterosexual counterparts). We could talk all day about why that might be, but let’s just get straight to the point: the earlier you know, the better you’ll be able to deal with whatever health issue you’re facing.
Figure out what screenings are recommended for you, find a safe provider, learn how to talk to your doctor, and become pro-active in your health.