health of bears
Learn about primary care guidelines for Bears, a sub-group of gay men who are generally identified by their larger body size, facial and body hair. In the medical clinic, they are often seen as obese men at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In this section we explore culturally sensitive care for this little recognized community.
CASE STUDY: My obese gay patient just told me he is a Bear.
What does that mean, and how can I support his health?