There are laws and policies that are currently put into place to protect and provide adequate healthcare for LGBT individuals. However, these different laws and policies are not strongly enforced, therefore, members of the LGBT community continue to experience health disparities resulting in a poor quality of life and reduced health outcomes. In order to prevent these discrepancies, it is important that mandatory education for healthcare providers be implemented so beliefs and attitudes can be positively altered to support improved health outcomes. If education for healthcare providers is implemented, and if laws protecting this population are fully enforced, then LGBT individuals could experience a decrease in discrimination and social stigmatization when accessing healthcare services. Health outcomes for LGBT individuals can improve through efforts of policy enforcement and education.
Vance, Hannah N.
"Healthcare of the LGBT Community,"
Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship: Vol. 3:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://encompass.eku.edu/kjus/vol3/iss1/10