What is medical gaslighting and how does it affect LGBT people?

In 2023, inequality and discrimination should no longer exist, but it is something that is still very present in society and today we will tell you that it is Medical gas lighting And How does this affect LGBT+ people?

Going to the doctor is essential for everyone and is a right for all of us, but there are still differences to make LGBT+ community.

What is medical gaslighting and how does it affect LGBT people?

he Galicing Medical It is the experience people have when their concerns are dismissed or dismissed by a health care provider.

A recent investigation found that members of LGBT+ community They face many challenges when searching medical careAnd challenges that can even generate trauma.

For the study, 952 adults who identified themselves as LGBT+as well as 1,049 adults who identified as cisgender and heterosexual.

In general, they found that respondents LGBT+ They were less likely than their cis and straight peers to have had a health check in the past year and were more likely to skip care altogether.

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LGBT+ patients reported receiving less supportive care

the LGBT+ people They found themselves less supported, far more traumatized and excluded treatment from health providers. Among the findings, 47% of LGBT people surveyed reported having experienced it Galicing Medical In the past two years.

This ranged from 45 to 54% across all subgroups within LGBT+ community Greater, except for those who identified as homosexual: they had similar levels of Galicing Medical They were reported as both cis and heterosexual peers, by 26%.

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When asked to agree with the statement: “My doctor listens to me when I express concerns about treatments and prescriptions,” 49% of respondents LGBT+ Agreed compared to 61% of heterosexual and cis participants.

The survey shows that 47% of participants LGBT+ I agree with the statement that they “feel safe communicating with their doctor,” compared to 63% of cis heterosexuals.

For the statement “My doctor takes my opinions seriously,” 44% of respondents said: LGBT+ respondents Agreed compared to 57% of heterosexual and cisgender participants.

Looking closely at the patient-physician relationship, less than half of the cases LGBT+ people They said they were satisfied with their doctor, while 37% said they “feel respected by them.”

Many people stop undergoing medical examinations to avoid suffering from jaundice

Last year, the survey showed that 1 in 4 LGBT+ adults They had not had a health check of any kind, compared to 1 in 5 heterosexuals.

About half of survey respondents “had deliberately delayed, avoided or skipped a test in the past 12 months” and were also found to be 26% more likely than They, of course, cannot be separated And cis to avoid these tests to avoid suffering from what is called gallichting.

(With information from: Healthline and The New York Times)

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