A Time for Change: Why the MSM Lifetime Deferral Policy Should be Amended

Citation data:

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, Vol: 13, Issue: 1, Page: 134

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/rrgc/vol13/iss1/5
Author(s):
Diaz, Vianca
Tags:
men who have sex with men (MSM); Lifetime Deferral Policy; social change; HIV?AIDS; gay men; LGBT; Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC); blood donation; Working Group Action Plan; Retrovirous Epidemiology Virous Study; transfusion transmitted diseases (TTD); Quarantine Release Errors (QRE); MSM Review; high risk; gay male community; sexual orientation; low risk donors; equal protection; due process; legitimate government interest; cultural context; sodomy; stigma; unconstitutionality; Defense of Marriage Act; Civil Rights and Discrimination; Health Law and Policy
article description
"A Time for Change: Why the MSM Lifetime Deferral Policy Should be Amended," discusses the need to amend the men who have sex with men (MSM) Lifetime Deferral to blood donations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. This comment reviews the current policy within the current legal and cultural landscape and argues for the immediate need for reform.