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Within the health care system, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons face many obstacles that lead to health disparities. These disparities include social stigma, lack of provider knowledge and training, lack of sufficient health insurance coverage, and layout of physician practice. As noted by the Joint Commission, federal law prohibits the discrimination of individuals based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex within the health care system.1 It is essential for all health care providers to be educated on the best practices in regard to caring for the LGBT patient.

The focus of this exhibit is to define and explain terminology important in the care of the LGBT patient, identify health disparities faced by the LGBT patient, describe the health care needs of the LGBT patient and to list the best practices in regard to creating a welcoming and safe environment for the LGBT patient.

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Imaging the Transgender Patient