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Policies on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Issues

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The American Medical Association (AMA) supports the equal rights, privileges and freedom of all individuals and opposes discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, national origin or age.

Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of the AMA communities and AMA policies on LGBTQ issues that work to inform individuals about LGBTQ discrimination and abuse. AMA’s policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights represent a multiplicity of identities and issues.

AMA Policies on LGBTQ Issues

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General Policies:

  • H-65.992 Continued Support of Human Rights and Freedom
  • H-65.983 Nondiscrimination Policy
  • H-65.990 Civil Rights Restoration

Physician-centered Policies:

  • B-1.40 Discrimination
  • B-6.524 Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
  • E-9.03 Civil Rights and Professional Responsibility
  • E-9.12 Patient-Physician Relationship: Respect for Law and Human Rights
  • H-200.951 Strategies for Enhancing Diversity in the Physician Workforce
  • G-630.130 Discrimination
  • G-630.140 Lodging, Meeting Venues and Social Functions
  • H-295.969 Nondiscrimination Toward Medical School and Residency Applicants
  • H-310.919 Eliminating Questions Regarding Marital Status, Dependents, Plans for Marriage or Children, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Race, National Origin and Religion During the Residency and Fellowship Application Process
  • H-295.878 Eliminating Health Disparities: Promoting Awareness and Education of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Issues in Medical Education
  • D-295.995 Adoption of Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination and Gender Identity in LCME Accreditation
  • H-295.955 Teacher-Learner Relationship in Medical Education
  • H-225.961 Medical Staff Development Plans
  • E-10.05 Potential Patients

Patient-centered Policies:

  • H-160.991 Health Care Needs of the Homosexual Population
  • H-65.973 Health Care Disparities in Same-sex Partner Households
  • H-65.976 Nondiscriminatory Policy for the Health Care Needs of the Homosexual Population
  • D-65.996 Nondiscriminatory Policy for the Health Care Needs of the Homosexual Population
  • H-460.907 Encouraging Research Into the Impact of Long-term Administration of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Transgender Patients
  • H-65.972 Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
  • H-270.997 Legal Restrictions on Sexual Behavior Between Consenting Adults
  • D-65.995 Health Disparities Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Families
  • H-50.973 Blood Donor Referral Criteria
  • H-50.975 Safety of Blood Donations and Transfusions
  • H-60.940 Partner Co-adoption
  • D-515.997 School Violence
  • H-65.979 Sexual Orientation as an Exclusionary Criterion for Youth Organization
  • H-180.980 Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity as Health Insurance Criteria
  • H-185.950 Removing Financial Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients
  • H-185.958 Equity in Health Care for Domestic Partnerships
  • H-215.965 Hospital Visitation Privileges for GLBT Patients
  • H-295.879 Improving Sexual History Curriculum in the Medical School
  • H-440.885 National Health Survey
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