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About This Guide
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This guide on LGBT health offers both consumer health resources and information for health professionals.
"LGBT" (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) is the most frequently used term in the health sciences for the many-acronymed world of diverse sexualities and gender identities, but "I" (Intersex) and "Q" (Queer and/or Questioning) also often appear.
For more information on LGBT terms, please visit the It Gets Better Project's LGBTQ+ Glossary.
Health Promotion Strategies for LGBT Persons
Teaching Identity and Transgender Health
Sociocultural and Behavioral Determinants of Health for LGBT Persons
Training for Healthcare Professionals and Students
GLMA: Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People
This cultural competence webinar series explores the health concerns and healthcare of LGBT people and is open to anyone. We review the social determinants that influence how LGBT people seek and receive care and the impact those influences have on health.
ISGMH Online Seminar Series in SGM Health
This seminar series is compiled by ISGMH and it includes resources developed both by us and by our affiliates at Northwestern (Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology, and Northwestern Medicine). We are developing more resources in 2020 with support from Northwestern University’s Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity, so please check back for updates.
Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings
This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBT youth, and describes ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Through sensitive, confidential communication with LGBT youth, clinicians can become a vital source of support for this vulnerable population. Provided by the National LGBT Health Education Center.
The National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Patients
Recommendations from the National LGBT Health Education Center on creating an inclusive environment at your clinic.
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