Queer Theories, Queer Activisms
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Medical Humanities
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) individuals have specific healthcare needs, and often experience barriers in accessing quality and reliable health services. Research has revealed that medical practitioners are inadequately prepared to attend to the needs of the LGBT+ community.This paper will draw on the concept of intersectionality to discuss current medical school curriculum and its lack of LGBT+ education. This paper's focus is specifically on older LGBT+ adults, specifically the ways in which the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and even class play a role in the different experiences of older LGBT+ adults in regard to the medical care, or lack thereof, and attention they receive.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Iroegbulem, Vanessa C.. "Not Queer Enough: How Current Medical School Curriculum is Failing the LGBT+ Community" (2020). Audre Lorde Writing Prize.
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