Advancing a Patient-Centered Perspective that Accounts for Diversity

When thinking about organizational change to improve care for SGM people, keep in mind that such patients do not represent a homogenous population. How SGM people experience their genders, sexualities, and social identities shapes their health and healthcare needs. Minority stress may also influence these needs. In this chapter, we provide a brief introduction to these experiences so that they may inform the clinic’s efforts to reduce health and healthcare disparities for SGM patients.