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Healthcare and the LGBT community

LGBT topics in medicine are those that relate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples health issues and access to health services. According to the US Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, besides HIV/AIDS, issues related to LGBT health include breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons, issues surrounding marriage and family recognition, conversion therapy, refusal clause legislation, and laws that are intended to "immunize health care professionals from liability for discriminating again ...

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health

The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Routledge. It is the official journal for the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists. The editors-in-chief are Philip Bialer and Chris Mcintosh. Former editors include Mary E. Barber, Alan Schwartz, and Jack Drescher. The journal was established in 1988 as the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, before obtaining its current title in 2007. It covers LGBT mental health with a focus on clinical issues. The journal is abstracted and indexed in: PsychInfo, LGBT Life, SOCIndex, Academic Search Pr ...

LGBT Health (journal)

LGBT Health is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering healthcare as it relates to LGBT individuals, the only peer-reviewed journal of its kind. It was established in 2014 and is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The editor-in-chief is William Byne. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 2.514.

LGBT healthcare in the United States Veterans Health Administration

The United States Veterans Health Administration has a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Program through the Office of Patient Care Services. However, VHA does not currently collect data on veteran’s sexual orientation or gender identity. There are estimated to be more than one million LGBT Americans who are military veterans. If LGBT veterans use VHA at the same rate as non-LGBT veterans, there could be more than 250.000 LGBT veterans served by VHA. Using diagnostic codes in medical record data, Blosnich and colleagues found that the prevalence of transgender veterans in VHA is five ...

LGBTI Health Summit

The LGBTI Health Summits are an opportunity for individuals working for the health of intersex, trans, bisexual, lesbian and gay people to meet and share ideas. Attendees are mostly health activists, a mix of medical care professionals, alternative and complementary health providers, outreach workers, volunteers, and other interested parties. The LGBTI Health Summits grew out of a resurgence in queer health movements which looked beyond a victim deficit based model of disease, using an asset based approach. The LGBTI Health Summits grew out of the first Gay Mens Health Summit, held in Boul ...

Prism Health

Prism Health is a health clinic located on Southeast Belmont Street, in Portland, Oregons Buckman neighborhood, in the United States. Prism became Oregons first LGBT primary health clinic in 2017, and opened as an extension of the Cascade AIDS Project. The 7.750-square-foot space has 10 exam rooms, plus additional rooms for meetings and counseling, gender-neutral restrooms, and a pharmacy. Prism provides HIV and STI testing, mental and transgender health services, and free condoms and dental dams. The clinic received $200.000 in operational support from Multnomah County.