Understanding and Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth by the Oral Health Care Provider.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

With growing visibility, there is an increasing prevalence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth who feel empowered to own their true identity. Members of the oral health team frequently do not receive sufficient education in their training to recognize the nuance that treating this population may require. Although the tooth-level treatment does not materially change, a deeper appreciation of development of sexuality and gender identity, transgender medicine, and the health disparities LGBTQ+ youth face can promote more meaningful, trusting clinical relationships with this vulnerable population. This article aims to provide members of the oral health team with the requisite knowledge to deliver culturally competent care to LGBTQ+ youth.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raisin, JA; Adkins, D; Schwartz, SB

Published Date

  • October 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 705 - 717

PubMed ID

  • 34503662

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0512

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cden.2021.06.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States