September 12, 2022
Sexual health week is important for the LGBTQIA+ community because they often face discrimination when seeking medical aid. For example, a study by the Center for American Progress found that transgender people are four times more likely to experience negative healthcare treatment than cisgender people. This can be due to doctors not being educated on how to treat LGBTQIA+ patients or outright discrimination by medical staff.
This mistreatment can have serious consequences for the LGBTQIA+ community. For example, transgender people are more likely to delay getting necessary medical care, which can lead to more serious health problems down the road. Additionally, many LGBTQIA+ people avoid seeking medical help altogether out of fear of discrimination, which can lead to further health complications.
Sexual health week is a time to raise awareness about these issues and work to create a more inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community in the medical field. By educating both doctors and patients about the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, we can help ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare.