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LGBT Resources

Access lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health-related articles, podcasts, handouts and presentations produced by the AMA and other leaders in the LGBT health field.

The AMA Advisory Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues provides the following resources to assist you in your professional career as an LGBT physician and/or in your medical practice caring for LGBT patients. Please contact the AMA at lgbt@ama-assn.org or call J. Mori Johnson at (312) 464-5678 if you would like additional information on LGBT resources or to suggest additions to this resource.

LGBT Health Resources
Clinicians who are competent in LGBT care can better meet their patients' often complex healthcare needs. Below is a compilation of some of the top resources and literature on LGBT healthcare issues.

This Free Life Campaign Resources
“This Free Life” is FDA’s public education campaign designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults who use tobacco occasionally. Through the use of authentic and credible messages from tobacco-free members of the LGBT community, the campaign encourages these young adults to draw inspiration from their peers to also live tobacco-free.

Create an LGBT-friendly practice
See if your practice is listed in the GLMA Provider Directory, find recommended standards of practice with LGBT patients and view more resources geared towards making your practice LGBT-friendly.

Know how to communicate with LGBT patients
View a free set of training modules from the Fenway Institute, a tutuorial video on taking a proper sexual health history and more tools to improving communication between you and your LGBT patients.

Understand important LGBT health issues
View reports, articles and AMA policy on LGBT health.

Take steps to spread awareness of LGBT health issues
Find resources that can help you make others aware of current LGBT health issues, including a complete Grand Rounds presentation.

LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Resources
Suicide is the leading cause of death for LGBT youth in America. Recent instances of suicide in the LGBT youth community have attracted major media attention and raised awareness of the issue, but there is much more that can be done to lower the number of suicides nationally. Take a look at the organizations and projects below to learn about the issue, hear from people who have been affected, and find resources to help at-risk LGBT youth in your community.

Meet the major organizations in LGBT health
Find out more about the major organizations involved with LGBT health issues.

Online Clinician-Clinician Consultation
TransLine is an online transgender medical consultation service that offers health care providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues. Medical questions are answered from providers at Lyon-Martin Health Services, Baystate Health, Mazzoni Center and Fenway Health by using standardized, existing and publicly available protocols. TransLine is staffed by expert medical providers from LGBT clinics around the nation who can help you provide the best possible care to your transgender patients.