Op-Ed: Change Needed for LGBT Health Care Services
Too often, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals "receive substandard treatment from medical care -- or skip care altogether, fearing judgment, ignorant questions, blank stares and irrelevant recommendations," Sue LaVaccare -- co-founder and steering committee member of the Los Angeles County Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Collaborative -- writes in a Capitol Weekly opinion piece. LaVaccare continues that "providing expertise specific to LGBT populations must be integrated into mandatory trainings for health workers." She touts two bills in the Legislature (SB 747 and AB 673) that "would mandate a multi-hour course on gender issues for health providers" and that would "make the Office of Multicultural Health incorporate LGBT patients in their work," respectively.
- "Health Care Issues Often Ignored for LGBT Population" (LaVaccare, Capitol Weekly, 6/9).