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Brief Introduction to LGBT+ Concerns and Definitions

Author: Alex Holter, AA, BA

CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individuals carry a significant risk of the risk of minority stress due to a lack of access to healthcare services and a disparity in health outcomes. There is a need for more LGBT-specific health knowledge and communication skills by health professionals involved in the care of LGBT+ people. Identifying and intervening to stop bullying and harmful treatment of minority groups, including LGBT+ groups across the age spectrum has been increasingly published in the literature in terms of state laws and public policies aimed at reducing potential maltreatment. Efforts to improve the healthcare environment by making it safe and welcoming so that LGBT+ patients can openly seek and understand their treatment options is discussed. A case report of hormonal therapy in a transgender male is presented that reviews professional guidelines for health clinicians when reviewing the benefits and risks of treatment with patients.

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Course Syllabus

I.         Introduction
II.        Sex and Gender
III.       Gender Expression and Orientation
IV.       Stigma and Social Support: Two Important Concepts
V.       Specific Issues Related to Gender Expression
1.        Gender Dysphoria
 VI.      Bullying and Stigma
1.        Mental Health Treatment
2.        Access to Healthcare
VII.      LGBT+ Concerns for Rural Communities
1.        Montana State Example: Laws Protecting LGBT+
VIII.     Educational Considerations for Health Clinicians
IX.       Case Study: Transgender Female-to-Male
X.       Summary


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