Improving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Access to Healthcare at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Facilities

Publish 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
    healthcare services.
  • Voluntary training does not reach all staff.