People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and sexuality or gender minorities are members of every community, come from all backgrounds, and have specific needs when it comes to health care. LGBT individuals are disproportionately affected by many serious health issues, like cancer, and often face health risks and barriers to healthcare related to less safety and socio-economic opportunity.
Everyone deserves comprehensive and appropriate health care. Below are some of the many resources available online – including information intended for healthcare providers to help them care for their LGBT patients. You can bring any of this information to appointments to share with your providers at South Peninsula Hospital and all of our clinics.
Video of a presentation called “The End to LGBT Invisibility” given by Harvey J Makadon, MD – Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Video hosted by the American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association (AMA) supports the equal rights, privileges and freedom of all individuals and opposes discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, national origin or age. Access policies and positions on LGBTQ health care, as well as resources for providers to continue to create LGBTQ-friendly practices.