Exposing the Determinants: Proceedings of the 2009 Gay Men's Health Summit

Published: January 1, 2009

The 5th BC Gay Men’s Health Summit in 2009 focused on the broad determinants of health impacting on gay men – especially social effects beyond our control. The proceedings detail how gay men’s health disparities are rendered invisible to Canadian policy by lack of data; how 2 out of 3 gay youth almost never feel safe in BC schools and how the high prevalence of HPV and related cancers in gay men were largely ignored while free vaccination was extended to girls but not boys. Changes to the census, community led audits for institutional disparities and a national determinants survey of gay men are recommended.

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