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Advocating for Yourself and Others: Health and Aging Services

November 2018 | Jacqueline Boyd for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Going to the doctor or seeking medical care for even minor issues presents unique challenges for LGBT people. The decision to ‘come out’ to your provider, concerns about their reaction and approach if you do come out, or the possibility of receiving substandard care, are often top of mind.

This article provides useful information you can use to advocate for yourself and others in health and aging services by impleementing four key actions: preparation, communication, cultivation, and documentation.


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