Not Up for Debate: LGBTQ People Need and Deserve Tailored Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

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16/11/2020 12:00 am

Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute have shared a policy analysis article about need of tailored SRHR care for LGBTQ+ people.


All people, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ), need sexual and reproductive health care. LGBTQ health issues and sexual and reproductive health care are inextricably linked, because they both involve individuals’ autonomy in their most intimate decisions. Unfortunately, the health care system in the United States has historically failed and largely continues to fail the LGBTQ community, as LGBTQ people experience major disparities in sexual and reproductive health care and worse health outcomes than the population overall. These differences are due to a series of barriers in the health care system, including fragmentation of health services, discrimination from providers and insurance issues, all of which can be exacerbated by racism and intersecting oppressions. Fortunately, sexual and reproductive health care providers can and do help to address these barriers, taking steps to make tailored, appropriate and lifesaving reproductive health care a reality for millions of LGBTQ people across the country.

Read the full article on the Guttmacher Institutes website here.