More than 10 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons live in the United States. Improving their health is a public health priority. LGBT persons have specific health concerns and face health care disparities. Awareness of those issues and disparities can enable dermatologists to provide medically appropriate and culturally competent care to LGBT patients. This review highlights terminology important in caring for LGBT persons, LGBT demographics in the United States, health care disparities faced by LGBT persons, and approaches to caring for LGBT patients.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Key words : bisexual, dermatology, gay, health disparities, lesbian, LGBT, minority health, sexual minority, transgender
Abbreviations used : FTM, LGBT, MSM, STD, WSW
| Supported in part by the Dermatology Foundation and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award numbers UL1TR002378 and KL2TR002381 (Dr Yeung). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
| Dr Yeung received honorarium from InVentiv Health. Dr Katz was a stockholder in Prevention Health Labs and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals. All other authors had no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.
| Date of release: March 2019
| Expiration date: March 2022