May: Working with Special Populations
Parts Matter: Basics of Sexual and Reproductive Health for LGBTQ+ Adolescents
Maria Monge, MD, UT Austin, Dell Medical School
Marcy Keefe, FNP, Adolescent Medicine
Creating spaces where LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults feel safe and affirmed in their identities leads to better physical and mental health outcomes. Additionally, LGBTQ+ patients cite multiple barriers to adequate and evidence-based health care, thus increasing awareness of how to serve this patient population increases opportunities to receive this vital care.
Recognize language that creates affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ patients
Identify unique physical and mental health risks faced by LGBTQ+ patients
Describe special considerations for LGBTQ+ patients when considering contraceptive counseling