LGBTQ2SIA+ Healthcare: Moving Beyond Sexual Health

Some great insights into where we’re at and where we need to go.

Lavender Health - LGBTQ Resource Center

As a conclusion to my blog series on transgender inclusive practice, I wanted to explore the topic of sexual health and the potential for reductivity in regards to the delivery of care to LGBTQ2SIA+ clients. For gay men, it would appear that the primary risk is becoming HIV+. For gay women, it could appear that they aren’t at risk for anything given that they are the most unlikely subgroup of sexual minority women to have a care provider (Przedworski, McAlpine, Karaca-Mandic & VanKim, 2014). Due to gaps in the research, evidence on other LGBTQ2SIA+ communities is limited at best which creates another layer of marginalization for those who are unrepresented (Smalley, Warren, Barefoot, 2016). The harm in using the “T” in the LGBTQ2SIA+ as an umbrella for the diverse group of those who are gender non-conforming needs to be addressed (Smalley, Warren, Barefoot, 2016). Perhaps if gender identity and sexual orientation were…

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