Improving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Access to Healthcare at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation FacilitiesPublish date: 2008
Source: Office of the New York City Public Advocate
Topics: Health Care
Findings from discussions with advocates and healthcare professionals include:
- The healthcare environment is heterocentric and gender-normative. Providers lack knowledge about health disparities affecting LGBTQ+ people.
- LGBTQ+ individuals experience hostility and discrimination in care.
- Concerns about homophobia and transphobia keep LGBTQ+ individuals from using
- Voluntary training does not reach all staff.