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Results The initial electronic search in the databases resulted in a total of references. Seaver, Freund, Wright, Tija and Frayne. A systematic review of health lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the West Midlands region of the UK. Download citation. About this article. Search all BMC articles Search.
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- LGBT health requires specific attention from health care and public health professionals to address a number of disparities, including:.
- According to this model, proximal stress processes include internalized homophobia self-directed aversion , and stigma expectation or fear of being rejected in society, with concealment of sexual orientation [ 16 ]. Regular health care use by lesbians: a path analysis of predictive factors.
- The internalized homophobia by the homosexual hinders the search for health services, bringing him a set of health problems, among them those of mental order.
- As part of this work, we need to increase the number of nationally-representative health-related surveys that collect information on sexual orientation and gender identity SOGI. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.
- Compared to heterosexuals, LGBT individuals had poorer mental health higher levels of psychological distress, greater likelihood of having a diagnosis of depression or anxiety, greater perceived mental health needs, and greater use of mental health services , more substance use higher levels of binge drinking, greater likelihood of being a smoker and greater number of cigarettes smoked per day , and were more likely to report unmet mental healthcare needs.
Archived from the original on October Cited on July LGBT individuals were also more likely to report having experienced a major incident of discrimination over the past year than heterosexual individuals. The idea that we should conform to straight expectations is demeaning and insulting.