MIMS Education

LGBTQIA+ Health 101: Understanding persons with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity

LGBTQIA+ Health 101: Understanding persons with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity

General PracticeFamily MedicineInternal Medicine
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About this course

Healthcare providers encounter patients with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) every day. There is a need to understand LGBTQIA+ health because of the physical and mental health disparities that they may experience compared to the general population. Inclusivity in healthcare is essential in providing services and management options that are appropriate, individualized, and holistic. This also includes acquiring and using communication skills that build rapport and dissolve fears of discrimination and judgment.

This e-learning module highlights the barriers to accessing health services by the LGBTQIA+ community and how healthcare providers can provide better healthcare to this community through culturally sensitive communication skills that also resonate inclusivity.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning module, participants should be able to:

  • understand people’s experience of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity
  • learn some communication tips to perform history taking that is more inclusive and culturally sensitive

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Basic concepts and terminology ​
  • Case scenarios in healthcare setting​

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% on the quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

Keywords: gender identity, inclusivity, communication skills, sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia genital herpes, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, soft skills, non binary, std