• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health Tips: Sexual identity and health care

June 7, 2017

a group of smiling people in a Gay Pride parade, holding a large rainbow bannerSexual identity and health care: The importance of communication
June is LGBT Pride Month, marked by celebrations, symposia and other events involving millions of people around the world. Among the challenges faced by LGBT individuals in their health care is feeling comfortable sharing their sexual identity and/or gender identity with health care providers for fear of negative reactions. This may mean some in the LGBT community don't get regular care and miss important preventive care screenings. Learn more from Dr. John Knudsen, medical director of Mayo Clinic's Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, about the importance of open and honest communication with your health care team.

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