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Learning Modules

The Learning Modules on LGBT Health are currently being updated. Please check back soon for the updated modules, which will include free CME/CEU credits.

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Module 1

Ending Invisibility: Better Care for LGBT Populations

Module 1 offers an introduction to LGBT populations and their healthcare needs. Topics include:

  1. terminology related to LGBT populations;
  2. LGBT population demographics;
  3. approaches to culturally appropriate care for LGBT populations;
  4. ways to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT patients.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 1-A Readings and Resources
Handout 1-B Reflection and Discussion Exercises
Handout 1-C Role Play Exercises
Handout 1-D References


Module 2

Knowing Your Patients: Taking a History and Providing Risk Reduction Counseling

Module 2 explains how to take a history that is inclusive of all patients, and how to tailor the history for LGBT patients. Because the sexual history (including behavior, identity, and desires) is often overlooked by clinicians and is a topic that is generally not well covered in professional schools, the module goes into detail on how to take a sexual history that is thorough and sensitive without being awkward. The module concludes with some tips on how to provide relevant sexual risk reduction counseling.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 2-A Readings and Resources
Handout 2-B Sample Intake Form
Handout 2-C References


Module 3

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Module 3 summarizes the most recent research on LGBT health disparities, and outlines key clinical approaches to promoting health in order to redress those disparities. Clinical areas covered are: tobacco use, weight and obesity, eating disorders, cancers (cervical, breast, anal), substance abuse, mental health, violence and trauma victimization, and sexual health.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 3-A Readings and Resources
Handout 3-B References


Module 4

Caring for LGBTQ Youth

Module 4 explores healthcare issues of particular concern for LGBTQ youth populations (aged 12-24 years). Topics include developmental challenges, barriers to accessing healthcare, confidentiality concerns, unique health concerns (smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, anxiety, depression and suicide attempts, HIV & STIs, emotional and physical abuse, homelessness, and family rejection), and strategies for screening and educating youth on these concerns.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 4-A Readings and Resources (file size 101KB)
Handout 4-B Adolescent Patient Interview: Sample Questions (file size 45KB)
Handout 4-C Reflection and Discussion Questions (file size 34KB)
Handout 4-D References (file size 40KB)


Module 5

Promoting the Health of LGBT Families

Module 5 provides context on LGBT relationships and parenting that will help clinicians better know and care for their LGBT patients. Topics include demographics of LGBT couples and families, relationship challenges, legal issues, communication tips, options for becoming parents, and research on children of LGBT parents.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 5-A Readings and Resources
Handout 5-B References


Module 6

Caring for the Older LGBT Adult

Module 6 aims to bring recognition to the presence of LGBT elders (age 65+), a group which is often overlooked. The module illustrates the unique medical, psychological, and social service needs of LGBT older adults, and gives recommendations for how clinicians can adequately address the needs of this group.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 6-A Readings and Resources
Handout 6-B References


Module 7

Understanding the T in LGBT: A Role for Clinicians

Module 7 familiarizes clinicians with the basic health needs of transgender individuals. Included are explanations of the various meanings of the term “transgender”; descriptions of some of the clinical issues found in transgender populations; and tips for improving the clinical environment for transgender patients.

Presentation 
Download the presentation for the module: PDF or PowerPoint

Handouts (PDF format)
Handout 7-A Readings and Resources
Handout 7-B References
Handout 7-C Glossary of Gender and Transgender Terms




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