Summary points While research has been directed at the attitudes of physicians towards gay, lesbian, and bisexual GLB patients, relatively little attention has been paid to GLB physicians. The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is an organization of 2, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered LGBT physicians, medical students, and their supporters in all 50 states and 12 countries. Successfully lobbying the National Institutes of Health to gather information on lesbians as part of the Women's Health Initiative, which led to the historic Institute of Medicine committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities and Methodology. The optimist in us trusts that the future will be considerably brighter. Resolved to Stay Healthy This Year? Struggling With Crystal Meth?
A survey of 1, third-year residents in internal medicine and family practice looked at attitudes toward caring for patients with AIDS and toward homosexuals in general.
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For many LGBT patients, the best way to find gay friendly doctors is through word-of-mouth referrals. What potential changes within medicine would improve their well-being? Send an eLetter in response to this article on our web site. Here's Info to Help. Coming to terms with the era of AIDS:
GLB physicians experience verbal harassment or insults from their medical colleagues, and many believe that they risk losing their practices if colleagues discover their sexual orientation. In this article, we review the literature on those variables most likely to affect the well-being of GLB physicians: I also love a good listicle. Additionally, doctors not comfortable with LGBT patients can convey awkwardness or embarrassment, hindering good communication and prompt treatment. We conducted a search of the MEDLINE database from through June using the search terms gay or lesbian or bisexual or homosexual, physician or doctor or health professionaland professional practice.