What you'll learn

  • Distinguish the differences between sex, gender and sexual orientation
  • Become more fluent in the terminology and vocabulary utilized by the LGBTQ community
  • Examine the detrimental effects of stigma and particularly, the devastating effects of multiple stigmatized identities on health
  • Analyze the particular needs of the multiple subgroups within the LGBTQ community
  • Help members of this community to find resilience in the face of multiple obstacles

Course description

This HMS CME Online program contains 2 courses/modules that are targeted to primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals.

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Course outline

  • LGBTQ Health is organized as follows:
    • LGBTQ Health: Definitions, History, and Current Models
      This course focuses on describing and giving contextual information on sex, gender, sexual orientation, identity, gender pronouns, and preferred names used in the LGBTQ community as well as disparities that impact their health.
    • LGBTQ Health: Diverse Populations
      Become aware of the broad spectrum of LGBTQ health issues and how to provide improved care to patients in the LGBTQ community.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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