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Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your provider about being LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual and gender minority identities. As a result, many LGBTQ youth are at higher risk for many health issues, and experience barriers to accessing health care. Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your health care provider about being LGBTQ was adapted for a youth audience in order to empower them to “come out” to their health care provider. Inside is information about health issues, as well as support and resources for LGBTQ youth. There is space on the brochure to add your organization’s logo. Thank you to Jeffrey Poirier, PhD for helping adapt the language for the youth update.

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Pregunte y dígalo Series: Poster

This poster was developed as a companion to the Pregunte y dígalo: Hable con su proveedor deatención médica sobre ser LGBT Spanish language patient brochure. The poster can be displayed in exam rooms, waiting areas, and other areas of health centers and healthcare organizations to let patients know that the organization provides a welcoming, inclusive environment of care. There is space on the poster to add your organization's logo.

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Do Ask, Do Tell Series: Poster

This poster was developed as a companion to the Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your health care provider about being LGBT brochure. The poster can be displayed in exam rooms, waiting areas, and other areas of health centers and healthcare organizations to let patients know that the organization provides a welcoming, inclusive environment of care. There is space on the poster to add your organization's logo.

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Pregunte y dígalo: Hable con su proveedor deatención médica sobre ser LGBT

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people routinely face stigma and barriers to health care. Pregunte y dígalo: Hable con su proveedor deatención médica sobre ser LGBT was translated into Spanish from our original Do Ask, Do Tell series to empower Latino/a LGBT patients to "come out" to health care providers.  Being open and honest about sexuality and gender identity is important for improving individual health and allowing providers to deliver culturally responsive, cost-effective, patient-centered care.

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Issues in Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions, and Resources

According to a recent national survey, LGBT people experience domestic violence at least as commonly as heterosexual women, contradicting common misperceptions that men cannot be victims of abuse, and women cannot perpetrate abuse. This webinar, led by Jessica Newman and Cara Presley-Kimball of Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program, explains the unique features of same-sex domestic violence as well as the benefits of screening LGBT patients. Participants will also learn to identify barriers that LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence face when accessing health care, legal protection, and safe shelters. There is also a brief overview of the Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health, a unique model program that is integrated into the behavioral health department of a community health center.

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If You Have It, Check It: Overcoming Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening with Patients on the Female-to-Male Transgender Spectrum

The majority of FTM transgender individuals retain a cervix and can therefore develop cervical cancer. Because of this, national guidelines recommend that transgender men with a cervix follow the same screening protocol as non-transgender women. However, a recent research study found that Fenway Health patients who identify on the female-to-male (FTM) transgender spectrum have over 10 times higher odds of having an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test compared to female patients. In this webinar, experts in the fields of medicine and research will share primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention strategies and will identify strategies that providers can use to address barriers to optimal screening and prevention in FTM patients.

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Calidad de cuidado para lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgéneros y transexuales: Eliminando la invisibilidad y las disparidades en salud

La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPPR) is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Puerto Rico. Developing culturally responsive care for LGBT people has become an urgent issue in our communities. In this program, Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, MPHE, PhD and Carmen M. Vélez Vega, PhD., MSW of the Escuela de Salud Pública - Universidad de Puerto Rico, will discuss the unique health needs of LGBT people and will recommend ways to address those needs in community health centers. Participants will also learn terminology associated with LGBT people, as well as ways to create a welcoming health care environment. La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPPR) se complace en patrocinar un seminario gratuito por internet sobre la salud de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, y transgéneros (LGBT) en Puerto Rico. El desarrollo de la atención culturalmente sensible para las personas LGBT se ha convertido en un tema urgente en nuestras comunidades. En este programa, Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, MPHE, PhD y Carmen M. Vélez Vega, PhD, MSW de la Escuela de Salud Pública - Universidad de Puerto Rico, tratarán las necesidades de salud únicas de las personas LGBT y recomendarán formas de abordar tales necesidades en los centros comunitarios de salud. Los participantes también aprenderán terminología asociada con las personas LGBT, al igual que formas para crear un ambiente acogedor de atención de la salud. Al final del seminario por internet habrá tiempo para preguntas y respuestas. Se dispone de créditos de CEU/CME gratuitos de la Academia Americana de Médicos de Familia (ver a continuación para obtener más información). Esperamos que se una a nosotros en esta importante oportunidad de aprendizaje. This webinar was presented in Spanish! Este webinar se presentarán en Español!

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Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your provider about being LGBT

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people routinely face stigma and barriers to health care. Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your health care provider about being LGBT was developed to empower LGBT patients to "come out" to health care providers.  Being open and honest about sexuality and gender identity is important for improving individual health and allowing providers to deliver culturally responsive, cost-effective, patient-centered care.  There is space on the brochure to add your organization's logo.

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Improving the Health Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities

This document offers a brief but comprehensive overview of the major issues relevant to the health and health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The authors discuss LGBT demographics, terminology, and concepts; they also review LGBT health disparities across the life span. Clinicians and health care organizations will learn steps they can take to improve access to patient-centered care for their LGBT patients, including collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity, creating a welcoming environment and providing interventions that respond to LGBT disparities.

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Addressing the Needs of LGBT People in Community Health Centers: What the Governing Board Needs to Know

The National Association of Community Health Centers and the National LGBT Health Education Center

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