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IN●clued Provider Online Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Care

The following website resources can support your understanding of and care for LGBTQ health care issues.
*Note: some links may become out of date without our knowledge.

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Frontline Healthcare Staff

Issues and concerns from transgender patients often arise at the front desk and in waiting areas because those are the first points of contact for most patients. This document was developed as a starting point to help train front-line health care employees to provide affirming services to transgender patients (and all patients) at their organization.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The AMA provides a compilation for some of the top resources and literature on LBGTQ healthcare issues.

Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health 

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

Ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals since 1981. GLMA is a major force in the effort to ensure the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and families.

LGBTQ Health Research

Impact’s mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity.

CDC Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Guidelines for Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients 

A resource for that addresses how health care providers can promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients by creating a welcoming clinical environment for all patients.

Out for Health LGBT advocacy website

Planned Parenthood’s LGBT Health and Wellness Project, Out for Health, provides outreach, education and information to LGBT people, their health care providers and the community at-large about the importance of inclusive, welcoming and respectful care for LGBT people.

Straight for Equality

For health care providers who want to find out more about what it means to be an ally in healthcare, learn more about the specific healthcare concerns/needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, or look for everyday actions they can take to support LGBT people at their practice.

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (protocols)

Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for trans communities.

The GLBT Health Access Project

The GLBT Health Access Project provides training, technical assistance and materials to agencies across the state (and, due to past success, across the nation) to help service providers learn more about the health care needs of GLBT populations and create welcoming environments for staff and clients.

TransYouth family allies

TYFA works with physicians, mental health professionals and other healthcare providers to ensure that transgender and gender non-conforming children get the specific services they need. Visit their dedicated Healthcare Resources Page.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Is an interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.

Resources for LGBTQ patients and their families:

Advocates for Youth 

Partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

LGBT National Help Center 

Provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Provides a safe environment on the phone or internet for people of all ages to discuss issues that they don’t feel comfortable talking about anywhere else.

Intersex Society of North America

Devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

Parents, Families, Friends and Allies (PFLAG) website for families

PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13 – 24.

Queering Sex Ed

A sex ed resource initiative by and for queer and trans youth. A project of Planned Parenthood of Toronto.

Scarleteen

Inclusive, comprehensive and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20s.