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Am J Public Health. 2008 Jun;98(6):989-95. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.127811. Epub 2008 Apr 29.

Sexual and gender minority health: what we know and what needs to be done.

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  • 1Infectious Diseases Division, The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906, USA. kenneth_mayer@brown.edu

Abstract

We describe the emergence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health as a key area of study and practice for clinicians and public health professionals. We discuss the specific needs of LGBT populations on the basis of the most recent epidemiological and clinical investigations, methods for defining and measuring LGBT populations, and the barriers they face in obtaining appropriate care and services. We then discuss how clinicians and public health professionals can improve research methods, clinical outcomes, and service delivery for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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18445789
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PMC2377288
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10.2105/AJPH.2007.127811
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