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LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help

The first steps to addressing ongoing health disparities in the LGBT community may be as simple as listing gender options on intake forms aside from “male” or “female” or refraining from making assumptions about a patient’s marital status. There are many resources available to healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about making their practice more LGBT friendly, including HealthyPeople.gov and the Healthcare Equality Index.

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