Dr. David Fawcett

Dr. David Fawcett

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Dr. David Fawcett has been a Project Contributor since September 2008, has written 15 entries and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Dr. David Fawcett is a clinical social worker, certified sex therapist and health advocate in private practice in Fort Lauderdale. He specializes in working with the LGBT population, especially addiction, sexuality, and issues related to physical health. He is a nationally-recognized trainer on the treatment of methamphetamine and the fusion of meth and sex experienced by many gay men. He serves as Chair of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, and on the Board of Governors of the Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse/United Way. He is a leader for a variety of community-based gay and lesbian health organizations including Meth and Men South Florida and the Southeast Regional Gay Men’s Health Summit. He is a member of the National Steering Committee for the National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS.

David lives in Oakland Park, Florida, with his partner Ed, their two dogs and a cat. He was raised in Ohio and lived in New York City for ten years before moving to Florida in 1986. He holds degrees in anthropology and worked as Registrar of the Museum of the American Indian (now Smithsonian), which took him to Europe, the People’s Republic of China, and all over the US, including field work with the Hopi Indians in Arizona. David’s work evolved toward addictions and mental health and he subsequently earned a Masters in Social Work and a PhD in Clinical Sexology. He was worked in a variety of mental health capacities, including directing inpatient and outpatient units and corporate clinical departments for national healthcare chains. He has been in private practice in Fort Lauderdale since 2000.

Dr. David Fawcett: Recently Filed

Don't Be Invisible - Join "The Count"

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | April 08, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Did you ever wonder about the LGBTQ population where you live? How many of us are there? How old (or young) are we? What races and ethnicities do we represent? What is the status of our health, or our households,...Read More

The Gay Men's Health Agenda 2009: Making our Voices Heard

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | March 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

As the new administration in Washington massively shifts national priorities, an opportunity has presented itself for the LGBTQ community to speak up and to be certain that our long-neglected healthcare needs are both recognized and addressed. The Gay Men's Health...Read More

Where are your hands? Self exams and testicular cancer

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | January 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Every year between 7500 and 8000 men in the United States are diagnosed with testicular cancer. About 1 in 250 men will receive such a diagnosis over the course of their lifetime, but it is most common in men between...Read More

"Inspot" website lets you anonymously notify others about your STD

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | January 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Imagine receiving this email: "No one wants to be the bearer of bad news but I got diagnosed with STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and you might have one too." This email might be from someone you know, or it could...Read More

Bikers, Bears, or Beauties: Are We More than Labels?

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | December 16, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Gay men have perfected the art of labeling themselves in ways that are creative, yet at times, constraining to our identity. After fighting to move beyond stereotypes imposed by straight culture, there is something slightly disquieting about self-imposed categories typically...Read More