Sexual health needs and the LGBT community

Campbell, S. (2013) Sexual health needs and the LGBT community. Nursing Standard, 27(32), pp. 35-38. (doi: 10.7748/ns2013.04.27.32.35.e7250) (PMID:23641652)

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Abstract

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) individuals have particular vulnerabilities to sexually transmitted infections and HIV infection. Globally, reasons for this include physiological factors, discrimination and poor understanding of their sexual health needs. In many countries LGBT individuals are not able to exercise fully their rights to health care. This raises public health concerns for the LGBT community and the wider population. This article explores these issues, and makes recommendations for the healthcare profession to address health inequalities and promote improved health outcomes for LGBT populations. This article aims to promote an evidence-based approach that focuses on rights and public health issues.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Campbell, Ms Sue
Authors: Campbell, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Nursing Standard
Publisher:RCN Publishing
ISSN:0029-6570
ISSN (Online):2047-9018

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