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Lara Descartes

PhD | Ph.D. in Anthropology

Experience in LGBT2SQ research

I was a member of a research group that studied gay and bisexual men’s awareness of prostate health issues, including prostate cancer risk factors and treatment options. This work was sited in the United States. More recently, I helped conduct a study of single and coupled lesbian mother’s support networks.

Interest in LGBT2SQ research

I was a member of a research group that studied gay and bisexual men’s awareness of prostate health issues, including prostate cancer risk factors and treatment options. This work was sited in the United States. More recently, I helped conduct a study of single and coupled lesbian mother’s support networks.

Published Work

  • Descartes, L., Asencio, M., Blank, T. O., & Crawford, A. (2013). Gay men's knowledge of prostate cancer. In G. Perlman (Ed.), What every gay man needs to know about prostate cancer (pp. 17-38). New York: Magnus/Riverdale Avenue Books.
  • Blank, T., Asencio, M., & Descartes, L. (2012). Issues in the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in couple and family therapy. In J. Bigner & J. Wetchler (Eds.), The Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy (pp. 299-312). New York: Routledge.
  • Blank, T., Asencio, M., Descartes, L., and Griggs, J. (2010). Aging, health, and GLBTQ family and community life. Republished in C. A. Fruhauf & D. Mahoney (Eds.), Older GLBT family and community life: Contemporary experiences, realities and future directions (pp. 6-31). London: Routledge.
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