We provide comprehensive and compassionate care for all patients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT patients have historically been an underserved community with unique health needs. We aim to eradicate long-standing health disparities while furthering the care, research, educational, and service goals of the Cleveland Clinic enterprise. Embedded in a primary care practice, the center provides care for all patients in a safe and welcoming environment.
Queer women are sharing the clueless questions they get asked by doctors
Bioethics Discussion Blog: Would You Accept a Gay or Lesbian Physician as Your Doctor?
When it was recently announced that doctors are to start asking patients about their sexuality as part of a new NHS directive, there were mixed reactions. Some considered the quizzing of patients who, the NHS say, will not be forced to answer about their sexuality to be invasive and unnecessary. Pink News reports one lesbian woman shared her story of a recent doctors visit to illustrate just how clueless some medical professionals are about sexuality - and why these changes are entirely necessary. Stonewall 's chief executive Ruth Hunt tweeted about a doctor's appointment she'd had, reliving the ludicrous conversation. Doc: Are you using contraception? Me: no Doc: Are you trying to get pregnant? Doc: no sex at all then?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Care
What have you been reading, hearing or TV viewing that has provoked some feelings of comfort or concern about what is happening in the world of medicine, medical care, treatment or science? Ethics is all about doing the right thing. Are you aware of any issues in medicine or biologic science which are being done right, could be improved or in fact represent totally unethical behavior? Write about them here..
A lesbian woman will have to choose whether to disclose or not in every new encounter, including when consulting her general practitioner GP. She may fear a negative reaction in the doctor, based on knowledge of marginalization and prejudice of homosexuals throughout history. One group interview was conducted, audiotaped, and transcribed verbatim. Qualitative analysis was conducted by systematic text condensation inspired by Giorgi's phenomenological approach.