Dermatologic care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons: Terminology, demographics, health disparities, and approaches to care.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

More than 10 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons live in the United States. Improving their health is a public health priority. LGBT persons have specific health concerns and face health care disparities. Awareness of those issues and disparities can enable dermatologists to provide medically appropriate and culturally competent care to LGBT patients. This review highlights terminology important in caring for LGBT persons, LGBT demographics in the United States, health care disparities faced by LGBT persons, and approaches to caring for LGBT patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yeung, H; Luk, KM; Chen, SC; Ginsberg, BA; Katz, KA

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 581 - 589

PubMed ID

  • 30744874

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6375308

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.02.042


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States