There are more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and other sexual and diverse (LGBTQI+) people in the U.S. than ever before. A wide range of factors influence LGBTQI+ individuals’ well-being, including social relationships, access to health care, structural stigma, laws and policies, employment, housing, the criminal justice system, and more. A landmark 2020 study from the Committee on Population at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found widespread gaps in data collection on the lives and experiences of sexual and gender diverse populations. These gaps have led to a dearth of research, policies, and programs that address the specific needs of LGBTQI+ people, families, and communities. This event will provide an overview of the report’s findings and recommendations and will discuss the ethical themes in LGBTQI+ health highlighted through the report, with a particular focus on intersex and transgender health.
This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics and co-sponsored by the following U of MN units: the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health, the Medical School, the Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, the Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the Center for Women, Gender, and Public Policy, and the School of Public Health.