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Best Practices for GLBT Medical Providers

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recommended Best Practices for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patients

According to the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, in addition to having the same basic health needs as all patients, experience health disparities and barriers related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression. Many avoid, delay, or receive inappropriate or inferior care because of perceived or real stigma and discrimination by health care providers and institutions.