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  • Thomas W. Gaither
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    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, US
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  • Mark S. Litwin
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    Address correspondence to: Mark S. Litwin, M.D., M.P.H., UCLA Department of Urology, 300 Stein Plaza, 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
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    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, US

    Department of Health Policy & Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, US

    UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California, US
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      Health disparities in gay and bisexual men stem from bias, discrimination, stigma, and other social determinants of health. Disparities in cancer screening may be particularly pronounced in marginalized groups. In this study, Wilcox Vaden Berg et al present data from the National Health Interview Survey assessing the association between sexual orientation and prostate cancer screening among men in the United States. Overall, the results are encouraging that screening rates do not significantly differ by sexual orientation within a population of noninstitutionalized, housed individuals.
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