RCGPNI LGBT patient care guideline

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A helpful summary on the care of LGBT patients in primary care, which covers consultation issues, health screening, and sexual health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGB and T) patients are at a higher risk of depression, self-harm, suicide, and substance misuse compared to the general population. GPs should be aware that LGBand T people may find it more difficult to seek help and access services, often for fear of discrimination. An understanding and supportive GP is essential to the long-term health of this patient population. 

This Guidelines summary covers consultation issues, health screening, and sexual health.

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