HPV human papillomavirus

HRT hormone replacement therapy

IOM Institute of Medicine

LGB lesbian, gay, and bisexual

LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender

MA BRFSS Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

MIDUS Midlife Development in the United States

NAS National Academy of Sciences

NCAVP National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

NCS National Comorbidity Survey

NESARC National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHBS National HIV Behavioral Survey

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NHS Nurses’ Health Study

NHSDA National Household Survey of Drug Abuse

NHSLS National Health and Social Life Survey

NIH National Institutes of Health

NLHCS National Lesbian Health Care Survey

NNHS National Nurses Health Survey

NORC National Opinion Research Center

NSFG National Survey of Family Growth

NSHAP National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project

NSSHB National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior

NTDS National Transgender Discrimination Survey

RCT randomized controlled trial

STD sexually transmitted disease

STI sexually transmitted infection

THIS Transgender Health Initiative Survey

VDH Virginia Department of Health

WPATH World Professional Association for Transgender Health



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