LGBTQ Health Disparities

  • Jeremy Connors
  • Maria Carolina Casares
  • Michael C. Honigberg
  • John A. Davis


LGBTQ populations worldwide experience disparities and inequities in health and in health care. In the United States, the landscape of LGBTQ health disparities and inequities has evolved from the early history of LGBTQ persons in society (before LGBTQ identity categories existed as such) to the present day. In this chapter we will review the historical roots of disparities, identify disparities, and discuss how to provide a better standard of care for LGBTQ patients.


LGBT health disparities Social determinants of health Health care access Health care policy LGBT rights 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Connors
    • 1
  • Maria Carolina Casares
    • 2
  • Michael C. Honigberg
    • 3
    • 4
  • John A. Davis
    • 5
  1. 1.Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of MedicineNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  5. 5.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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