These organizations soon included such specialized services as hospice, grief counseling, cancer prevention, peer support groups, and step programs in the era of HIV, the stigma from which left many without access to care in the general population healthcare settings [ 12 ].
The expansion of services over time demonstrates that, whether offering highly technical and specialized medical care or preventative and wellness services, a majority of LGBT community organizations have made health a priority.
Early efforts to protect LGBT people against societal stigma and prejudice motivated Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association communities to provide themselves with better health services than they could not obtain in general population settings. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.
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Patrick A. Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Sign Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Yet despite successes in professional representation and employment status, surveys have documented that many admissions officers and residency directors are less enthusiastic about gay and lesbian candidates than heterosexual candidates, and that physicians who disclose a nonheterosexual orientation to colleagues face the potential loss of referrals and privileges.
Future studies on LGBT healthcare should consider preferences for venue, provider, and services, as well as overall satisfaction, access and utilization across LGBT sub-populations e. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal.
FQHCs are also included in Table 1 in order to contrast our own definition of and criteria for LGBT community health centers with the stringent criteria that must be met in order to be recognized federally as a community health center.
In this issue, Jason Schneider and Saul Levin, MD, trace the American Medical Association's growing acceptance of gay and lesbian visibility within its own ranks over the past 2 decades. LGBT community centers that operated a physical health clinic were also identified, and were defined as clinical spaces operated by trained and licensed healthcare personnel.
Also, our findings represent an overall snapshot of the LGBT community health centers and services provided between September—December of