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Three Things Health Care Providers Can Do to Provide LGBTQ+ Affirming Care

In this blog post, I reflect on my experiences as a patient and an LGBTQ+ advocate to offer suggestions for three things health care providers can do to provide LGBTQ+ affirming health care:

  1. Ask open-ended questions and use language that reflects how your patient or client describes themself and their family/relationship structure

  2. Ask for consent before touching or examining your patient or client

  3. Advocate for your patient or client with other health care providers and hospital or clinic staff

It’s an invitation to health care providers to reflect on what small actions they can take today in service of supporting LGBTQ+ people to feel healthy and thrive.

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