As discussed, the committee adopted the commonly used shorthand LGBT to stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. All done! Family Planning. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. LGBT individuals in rural areas may have less access to providers who are comfortable with or knowledgeable about the treatment of LGBT patients. The achievements of LGBT people over the past few decades in building a community infrastructure that addresses their health needs, as well as obtaining acknowledgment of their health concerns from scientific bodies and government entities, attest to their commitment to resisting stigma and working actively for equal treatment in all aspects of their lives, including having access to appropriate health care services and reducing health care disparities.
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Similarly, as discussed further below, experiences across the life course differ according to the time period in which individuals are born. Brooks VR. However imperfect media portrayals of gay people may be — and however poor a substitute for personal contacts — the media does introduce new debates and new frames of reference about homosexuality across multiple domestic contexts. For example, younger gay men and lesbians are more likely to have disclosed their sexual orientation somewhat earlier in life than have their older counterparts.
This interrelationship among experiences starts before birth and in fact, before conception.