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Issues

LGBT Wellness

In addition to regular wellness, LGBT individuals have a number of specific health concerns that are more prevalent than non-LGBT communities. Because of this fact, the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association recommends the following topics for LGBT people to discuss with their healthcare providers. View these Top 10 lists with more detail at the GLMA website.

LESBIANS
GAY MEN
Breast cancer
Be out to doctor
Depression/anxiety
HIV/AIDS, safe sex
Heart health
Hepatitis
Gynecological cancer
Fitness (diet and exercise)
Fitness (diet and exercise)
Substance abuse/alcohol
Tobacco
Depression/anxiety
Alcohol
STDs
Substance abuse
Prostate, testicular and colon cancers
Intimate partner violence
Tobacco
Sexual health
HPV
BISEXUALS
TRANSGENDERS
Be out to doctor
Access to health care
HIV/AIDS, safe sex
Health history
Hepatitis
Hormones
Fitness (diet and exercise)
Cardiovascular health
Substance abuse/alcohol
Cancer
Depression/anxiety
STDs/safe sex
STDs
Alcohol and tobacco
Prostate, testicular, breast, cervical
and colon cancer
Depression
Tobacco
Injectable silicone
HPV
Fitness (diet and exercise)