Harvard Medical School Launches Online Courses in LGBTQ Health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Historically, medical education and training have not focused on the health care needs of LGBTQ individuals. The diverse subgroups that make up the LGBTQ community experience numerous health disparities and encounter stigma and discrimination in many areas of life, leading to development of health risk behaviors and subsequent poor health outcomes. These new courses bridge the gap between current medical education and clinical practice to help primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals provide gender-sensitive and inclusive care to their LGBTQ patients.