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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Queer health matters

In this Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion article, you'll learn about:

  • Overview of health disparities

" Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders,1 substance abuse,2, 3 and suicide.4 "

  • List of continuing issues in LGBT Health

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  • Nationally representative data on LGBT Americans
  • Prevention of violence and homicide toward the LGB community, and especially the transgender population
  • Resiliency in LGBT communities
  • LGBT parenting issues throughout the life course
  • Elder health and well-being

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