Glossary of LGBT Terms for Health Care Teams
Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations
Year Developed: n.a.
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians
The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute
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Resource Summary: In this glossary, you will find some of the terms most relevant to the health care of LGBT people.
Resource Details: Language is powerful and influences many of our interactions. As a health care provider, becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities can help you provide these patients with the highest quality care. In this glossary, you will find some of the terms most relevant to the health care of LGBT people. This glossary does not have every term used by the community, but you will find terms most commonly used when patients are accessing health care. It is important to keep in mind that language can change over time, and so this glossary will be update periodically to reflect those changes.