Workshop: Institutional barriers and support influencing the health and well-being of LGBT individuals: Rapid-review findings of healthcare inequalities experienced by LGBTI people in 27 EU Member States

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Abstract

Background: A recent EU funded pilot project to reduce the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people has drawn attention to the barriers faced by LGBTI people when they access healthcare.
Methods: A component of a larger Health4LGBTI study will be presented where rapid-reviews were undertaken in 27 EU Member States focusing on the barriers experienced by LGBI people and how they can be reduced.
Results: LGBTI people may experience discrimination in healthcare settings based on their gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation or sex characteristics where heterosexuality, binary gender and assumed male/female sex characteristics were upheld as the norm. Encouraging promising practices in various health settings were evident where the barriers faced by LGBTI people were addressed. The session will present measures required to reduce the barriers faced by LGBTI people via appropriate training of health professionals combined with the efforts of researchers, policy makers and LGBTI people as targeted action across all health systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Journal of Public Health
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Congress on Public Health 2020
ChapterSupplement
Pages1
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameEuropean Journal of Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
NumberS5
Volume30
ISSN (Print)1101-1262
ISSN (Electronic)1464-360X

Keywords

  • barriers
  • LGBTI
  • healthcare

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