• Brian A. Nuyen
  • Florence Doo
  • Philipp Hannan
  • Ronni Hayon


Busy health care providers of sexual and gender minority patients may feel lost when trying to identify long-term priorities for the patient’s care. The motivated clinician seeking guidance on treating special populations may feel discouraged by the limited quality and clarity of currently available evidence. This chapter discusses the challenges of applying mainstream clinical prevention guidelines to sexual and gender minorities. Where major guidelines and interventions can be plausibly adapted, those recommendations are stated. Prevention practices across domains of violence, mental health, substance use, cancer, infectious disease, and bone density are discussed.


Social determinants of health Cancer screening Transgender health Prevention strategies Tobacco cessation Alcohol abuse Mental health Intimate partner violence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian A. Nuyen
    • 1
  • Florence Doo
    • 2
  • Philipp Hannan
    • 3
  • Ronni Hayon
    • 4
  1. 1.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai WestNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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