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Health and LGBT community: needs and specificities under discussion

The LGBT community - lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders - is vulnerable to achieve the fulfillment of their human rights including the access to public health. Assuming the imminent need for the formation of health workers in LGBT theme, as well as for the development of actions to respond to the specific demands of this population, it is our intention to contribute to the reflection on some of the factors that may interfere substantially in the LGBT process of health. We discuss some of the specific issues to each segment, highlighting the importance of attention of health professionals about the chain reactions that involve the process of vulnerability and that lead to illness in this population.

Gender identity; Homosexuality; Lesbianism; Vulnerability

Conselho Federal de Psicologia SAF/SUL, Quadra 2, Bloco B, Edifício Via Office, térreo sala 105, 70070-600 Brasília - DF - Brasil, Tel.: (55 61) 2109-0100 - Brasília - DF - Brazil