|Integrating best practices of LGBTQ- informed healthcare and human performance in space
|Arya Gold, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2021
|1 electronic resource (51 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|LGBTQ healthcare is a standard of care given in a terrestrial capacity. It is similar to women’s health in this regard. Women’s health has been incorporated into Human Performance in Space (HPS) at multiple space agencies around the world. This has elicited the capacity to provide the same standard of care given on Earth, in Space. However, LGBTQ health has not yet received attention or implementation in HPS departments at space agencies. Therefore, a novel consideration of this care is provided in this report to help set up a precipice upon which space agencies may further consider how they plan to implement this type of care. Three groups are focused upon, women who have sex with women (WSW), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender and Nonbinary (transgender) populations. Relevant care considerations are provided for each group but only including topics germane to astronauts. Subsequently, topics currently relevant to HPS are discussed which relate to the topics covered for WSW, MSM and transgender patients. Lastly, a proposed integration of LGBTQ care and HPS is provided, illuminating a straightforward way to make space more supportive and inclusive for current and future LGBTQ astronauts. Indeed, the time is now for this to occur, and also quite feasible.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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