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AASCIT Communications | Volume 2, Issue 6 | Dec. 17, 2015 online | Page:320-325
Multi-Dimensional Burden on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: Health Perspective
The basic objectives of this study to examine the health status and multi-dimensional burden among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. The study, based on secondary sources of the data which was undertaken from various published National and International papers and books. LGBT community suffers several forms of discrimination in: social stigma, family rejection, violence and poorer health outcomes than the general population across the world. Among the LGBT community higher level of physical health problems, depression and substance abuse are common. Additionally, the women are at risk, significantly suffers high within the community. Interestingly, depression and social discrimination in LGBT encourage them to higher use of alcohol and tobacco which elevates their morbidity. Thereof, these persons spend high on health care in struggle of meeting their daily needs. Furthermore, they are facing serious health discrimination such as less use of health care services or poor treatment from the health care providers that are the mounting mental burden and many other health issues. This community requires much attention for getting equal rights as those of general population. Therefore, the public policies should ensure the more equal social, economic and health securities to LGBT community.
Ramu Rawat, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Mental Burden, Health Problems, LGBT Community
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Arcticle History
Submitted: Oct. 11, 2015
Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015
Published: Dec. 17, 2015
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