LGBTQ Health Resources

We aim to support LGBTQ people in finding the care they need, and support providers to better serve the needs of this community. The resources gathered here can help both patients and providers be more informed and confident.

This article offers clinical care recommendations for speech-language pathologist/therapists working with transgender people in addition to an overview of the research on transgender voice and communication.

The WPATH Standards of Care are a set of flexible clinical guidelines for health professionals working with transgender, transsexual, and gender non-conforming people. The Standards of Care are often used by insurance companies to determine coverage criteria for transition related care.

The toolkit is designed to provide evidence-based information to nurse practitioner faculty members seeking to create learning modules for their students or for practitioners who want to keep up to date on caring for transgender populations.

These clinical vignettes are a part of a series highlighting various aspects of the health of LGBT and gender nonconforming populations and are designed to give learners the opportunity to analyze clinician-patient communication strategies. 

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This toolkit was originally created by the Rainbow Health Initiative as a quick reference guide that is easy to read and use, specifically to empower LBGTQ Minnesotans who are seeking competent health and human services.