Thursday, 6 July 2017

Addressing the Health and Well-Being of LGBTI People Within Your Social Support Spaces

A new report released today by MSMGF and OutRight Action International in collaboration with the Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men argues for a global health and development approach that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Released ahead of this year’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the paper calls on countries to recognize and address the impact of stigma, discrimination, violence, and criminalization on health.

The report highlights:
  • The disproportionate effect HIV is having on gay and bisexual men and transwomen.
  • A higher burden of poor mental health among LGBTI people compared to the general population.
  • A lack of targeted and responsive sexual health information for LGBTI people, which limits their ability to protect themselves and their partners from sexually transmitted infections, particularly as young adults.
  • The impact of intersecting forms of discrimination faced by LGBTI people based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, ability, class, migration status, and other factors that drive exclusion.
  • The role that criminalization, anti-LGBTI violence, fear of discrimination, cost, and lack of social support play in impeding access to health services.
The report offers tangible and accessible recommendations on data and indicators governments can and should collect to monitor LGBTI health needs.

For More: http://msmgf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Agenda-2030-for-LGBTI-Health_July-2017.pdf.

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