LGBTQ

Be a Part of Creating TMA’s New LGBTQ Health Section - 11/18/2020

The Texas Medical Association's LGBTQ Health Section is ready to take next steps after the House of Delegates created the new section to recognize and address LGBTQ health-related issues and needs. You still have a chance to take part in development of the section, which will be open to any TMA member. The section will hold its next organizational meeting via video conference at 7 pm (CT) on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Please register in advance. The deadline to register is Nov. 24.


A New Understanding: Improving Care for LGBTQ Patients - 09/18/2019

Like everyone else, LGBTQ patients can face some unusual medical problems. But many of these patients’ biggest challenge is that their health problems can be amplified by hostility from others. Meanwhile, structural problems within the health care system frequently discourage LGBTQ patients from visiting physicians. LGBTQ patients frequently avoid physicians because of previous bad experiences. Many physicians who would like to treat LGBTQ patients often hesitate because they fear they lack the training.