Category Archives: LGBT Health Collaborative

Family Medicine Must Meet the Needs of the LGBT Community to Build Trust

Kristine M. Diaz, PsyD

Kristine M. Diaz, PsyD

This is part of a series by the STFM Group on LGBT Health for LGBT Pride Month.

“I don’t trust my family practice doctor to treat me.”

A pre-med student who identifies as a transgender male shared this statement with me recently. I swallowed my desire to pacify him with “We are working on it.” I just listened.

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How Family Medicine Education Can Bolster Curriculum to Meet the Needs of the LGBT Community

This is part of a series by the STFM Group on LGBT Health for LGBT Pride Month.

By Eli Pendleton, MD; Susan Sawning, MSSW, and Stacie Steinbock, MEd

My male-to-female transgender patient is in her mid-50s. She has a well-established relationship with a sex therapist, who has written a thorough letter of explanation and support. Her wife is engaged and supports her decisions. The patient comes to me hoping to begin her hormonal transition.

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