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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2017 Mar;44(1):71-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2016.11.003.

Addressing Health Care Disparities Among Sexual Minorities.

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1
Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health & Policy, Morgan State University, 4530 Portage Avenue Campus, Suite 211, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA. Electronic address: kesha.baptisteroberts@morgan.edu.
2
Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health & Policy, Morgan State University, 4530 Portage Avenue Campus, Suite 211, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA.
3
Department of Health Science, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21252, USA.
4
Department of Behavioral Health Science, School of Community Health & Policy, Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA.

Abstract

There is evidence of health disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual populations. Although the focus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health research has been human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men, there are health disparities among sexual minority women. Using the minority stress framework, these disparities may in part be caused by individual prejudice, social stigma, and discrimination. To ensure equitable health for all, there is urgent need for targeted culturally sensitive health promotion, cultural sensitivity training for health care providers, and intervention-focused research.

KEYWORDS:

Health disparity; Intervention; Sexual minority

PMID:
28160894
PMCID:
PMC5444328
DOI:
10.1016/j.ogc.2016.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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