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Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations

May 2012 | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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"Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have unique health experiences and needs, but as a nation, we do not know exactly what these experiences and needs are."

This publication, by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. This publication demonstrates SAMHSA's commitment to creating awareness of the needs, experiences, and health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and to addressing behavioral health disparities. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services.


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