The LGBT Health & Development Program


Sexual Health: Female Condom (FC2)

31st May

Become an expert on the female condom (FC2)! Our newest sexual health video goes over the basics of the FC2, including how you can use it for both vaginal and anal sex. Check it out and learn why female condoms are a fun and effective safer sex tool.
Want to learn more about how to stay healthy and protected? Keep your eyes peeled for our Women’s Health & Sexuality Quiz and our Oral Sex & STI Prevention video, coming soon!



New York Times article about coming out in America

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Youth Blog. No Comments

27th May

Bullying and suicides of gay and lesbian teenagers are in the headlines, the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has been repealed, and the debate over same-sex marriage continues to divide the country. Against this backdrop, many L.G.B.T. youth wonder how accepting society will be.


The IMPACT program moves to Northwestern

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Research Blog. No Comments

13th May

We are proud to announce that the IMPACT Program moved to Northwestern University and we are now resident partners with the Center on Halsted.  This move represents an important expansion of IMPACT’s ability to conduct cutting-edge research that will improve the health of the LGBT community.

The IMPACT Program is now based in the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  The mission of the IMPACT Program will continue to be to conduct translational research that improves the health of the LGBT community and to develop the clinical research capacity of the community. Being at Northwestern brings new opportunities and resources for us to expand this mission in exciting new directions.


Young Women’s Sexual Health Video – NEW from IMPACT Program!

9th May

Are you sex smart? We’ve already shared some safer sex tips in our male condom and lube videos. Now, you can check out our women’s sexual health video to learn about other tools you can use to protect yourself from HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancies. We’ll walk you through the different safer sex outfits that you can wear on your next date, no matter who it’s with!






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