Experts Sound off On Why LGBT Health Concerns Need Special Attention

  • metta

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    Jan 22, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    Experts Sound off On Why LGBT Health Concerns Need Special Attention


    "We do know that a percentage of LGBT people avoid and delay screening and care because of fear about or experience of stigma, discrimination or simply lack of knowledge about LGBT people and their health amongst providers,"

    LGBT mental health issues are largely related to the stresses of belonging to a minority group. "We can change that by changing the way the world perceives, treats and includes LGBT people."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/21/lgbt-health-concerns-_n_6518570.html
  • stratavos

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    Jan 24, 2015 1:42 PM GMT
    ... so the stress of belonging to a minority group... Every Race feels that (except White, though the ones who are rich do have fears) and every sexuality not called straight has that (but even some straights are concerned because they aren't really straight... but are simply able to live a straight lifestyle)

    *sigh*
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    Jan 25, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    Some resources on the topic for patients and providers at GLMA:
    http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=534