Part Three: Health Challenges Faced by LGBT Youth

Nov 18, 2020  02:30 PM  ET

Part 3: Health Challenges Faced by LGBT Youth

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 2:30 pm ET

Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at heightened risk for a range of adverse physical and mental health outcomes. While we often think of these outcomes in terms of health and well-being, they are also related to the human rights of LGBT youth. Using a human rights framework highlights some of the persistent challenges that LGBT youth face around the United States, and helps us better understand how things like bullying, discrimination, access to information, family rejection, and housing insecurity are also health issues, often with lasting repercussions throughout the lifespan. The presentation draws from quantitative and qualitative research on health and human rights to identify ways that practitioners can be supportive to improve the health and well-being of LGBT youth, as well as recent developments in the legal landscape that affect access to affirming care.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  • Identify challenges experienced by LGBT youth that jeopardize their health and human rights
  • Identify supportive interventions from healthcare practitioners
  • Discuss federal and state laws that shape permissible care for transgender youth

Presented by:

  • Ryan Thoreson, DPhil, JD. Researcher in the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch
Audience: The webinar series is intended for clinicians, including students and advanced practice nurses.

Registration is free of charge and 1.0 CNE will be offered. Attendees must complete the evaluation to receive CNE certificate. 


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