Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings

Source: Fenway Institute / National LGBT Health Education Center

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This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBT youth, and describes ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Objectives: Identify the unique developmental challenges and health disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) youth (12-24 years) Describe barriers to accessing healthcare by LGBTQ youth Describe ways to talk to LGBTQ youth about their sexual and gender identity Explain strategies for interviewing, supporting, and educating LGBTQ youth on social, health, and behavioral concerns Provide access to additional resources for improving the health and well-being of young LGBTQ patients

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