LGBT Health Issues
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are as diverse as the general Canadian population in their experiences of health and well-being. Social determinants of health such as income, housing status and education level impact the health of all of us in different ways, and we all vary in how much we exercise, what we eat and what our genetics have in store for us.
But there are some specific health issues that are generally more likely to affect LGBT people, and it is important to note that these increased health risks are largely a result of social marginalization and the stress of coping with prejudice and discrimination.
There are many reasons why people may develop emotional or psychological problems during their lives, but LGBT people face particular challenges. Negative attitudes, discrimination and violence can contribute to mental and emotional distress for LGBT people.Read More